PITA Fiscal Year 2008 Projects - Infrastructure Safety and Security Technology

Design, Fabrication, And Calibration Of A Structural Fire Test Fixture

This project involves the completion of the design, fabrication and calibration of a new structural fire test fixture. The design of the fixture was initiated under a previous PITA project. The design will be completed in this project, along with the fabrication and assembly of the fixture and the verification of its operation. Once completed, the structural fire test fixture will provide entirely new experimental capabilities at the ATLSS Center. This will provide entirely new follow-on funding opportunities from industrial and governmental sources, and will thus enable Carnegie Mellon and Lehigh to remain at the forefront of engineering research and education in research related to infrastructure assessment, safety and security.