French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission


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Earthquake Simulation Laboratories
Civil Engineering Research Infrastructures
Cast3M (http://wwwcast3m.cea.fr) is a computer code for the analysis of structures by the finite element method ( FEM ) and the Computational Fluids Dynamics. The code was developed in the Service of mechanical and thermal studies (SEMT) of the Department of modelling of the systems and the structures (DM2S) of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). The development of Cast3M is part of a research activity in the field of mechanics. The is to build a high level instrument to be used as a valid support for the design, dimensioning and analysis of structures and components, in the nuclear field and in other industrial sectors. Cast3M presents a complete system integrating calculation functions and functions of construction of the model (preprocessor) and of processing of the results (postprocessor). Cast3M is a powerful, flexible analysis and optimization program for mechanical linear elastic problem in statics and dynamics (vibration, extraction of eigenvalue), thermal and heat transfer problem, nonlinear problem (elastic, plastic, creep materials), step by step dynamic problem.
Access to the shaking tables is possible for public or private organizations. Contact must be established as soon as possible with CEA staff in order to check the technical faisability of the tests and the schedule.
Single DOF shaking table Platform of the table : 3mx4m Maximum Payload : 20 Ton Maximum Displacement : +/100 mm Maximum Velocity : 0.7 m/s Maximum Acceleration (fully loaded) : 1.5 g.
Depth : 15.5 m Widht : 4.2 m.
6 DOF shaking table Platform of the table : 6mx6m Maximum Payload : 100 Ton Maximum Displacement (X,Y,Z) : +/125 mm Maximum Velocity (X,Y,Z) : 0.7 m/s Maximum Acceleration (fully loaded) : (X, Y) : 1 g  Z : 2 g.
3 DOF shaking table Platform of the table : 2mx2m Maximum Payload : 10 Ton Maximum Displacement (X,Y) : (+/125 mm ; +/100 mm) Maximum Velocity (X,Y,Z) : 0.7 m/s Maximum Acceleration (fully loaded) : (X, Y) : 0.8 g.