2009 NTUA Experiment
NTUA Experiment November 2009
The experiment was realized on November 20, 2009.
Test subject under natural scale, constructed by “ Prefabricated Houses” company was examined experimentally using the seismic simulator of the National Technical University of Athens.
The purpose of the tests was the measurement of the response of the construction system against seismic action.
The success was the result of the technical advantages :
- Screw, which is robotically installed in all the constructive parts of the house
- Metallic construction brackets, used to “tie” the construction
- Oversizing of bearing structure through mechanical study
- Reinforcement of the stress points using special computer static calculation program