As the facility is one of the interconnected experimental sites of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), it is also named RPI-NEES
CEES is a national testing facility with an open access for RPI researches, as well as outside researches. It is also one of the interconnected experimental sites of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), created and supported by the National Science Foundation. CEES aims to operate as a multi-disciplinary research center. Our core mission is to be fully committed to conducting excellent centrifuge modeling. CEES strategy vision is to maximize its contribution, as well as the contributions of others, to mitigate the effects of earthquakes and other natural and man-made hazards as well as to contribute to other aspects of engineering and technology. Our commitment is to provide researchers a state-of-the-art facility to conduct analytical, experimental, analytical-experimental, and multi-disciplinary research within, and outside, earthquake engineering.
CEES supports operation of 150-g ton centrifuge facility as well as other state-of-the-art equipment such as inflight robot, 1D and 2D shakers, split container/shaker, high-speed camera, and advanced sensors. Researchers conduct physical model simulation of soil and soil-structure systems subjected to in-flight earthquake shaking as well as other types of loadings and environments through the use of this equipment.
Who Can Access it:
Internal and external users through the web-page at http://nees.rpi.edu/
Rates and Fees:
Professor Ricardo Dobry (Director)
Phone: (518) 276-6934
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th St, JEC4003
Troy, NY 12180