Across the globe, civil engineering researchers rely on MTS seismic simulation systems to accurately replicate earthquake ground motions in controlled laboratory settings. These systems help government and research organisations evaluate structural behavior under true earthquake conditions, helping to ensure the safety, durability and reliability of buildings, bridges and other civil structures and components.
MTS seismic simulators, or shake tables, can evaluate everything from small structural components to full-scale structures. Encompassing the full spectrum of seismic testing needs, our portfolio of shake tables includes six degree-of-freedom (6DOF) simulators that subject full structures to real earthquake conditions, as well as special-purpose simulators for evaluating extremely large specimens such as bridges, and for specimens that require fewer degrees of freedom, such as walls or seismic dampers.
MTS also offers affordable standard uniaxial and biaxial simulators designed to test substructures and components in space-restricted laboratory environments.
Accurate, Repeatable Measurement and Simulation
Test and product development professionals rely on MTS to optimise their designs, increase lab productivity and accelerate time to market. Around the world, test engineers recognise that MTS Systems solutions enable efficient test, measurement and simulation for a wide range of products and materials. Whether you need to evaluate advanced composites and alloys or test full-scale automobiles, airplanes, bridges or buildings, MTS testing solutions make possible many of the innovations that are changing how our world works.
MTS Systems serves a long and growing list of industry leaders and premier brands. These researchers, developers and manufacturers look to MTS for a combination of technology, application knowledge and testing expertise they can’t find anywhere else. MTS Systems help these customers meet difficult challenges in their respective industries — challenges that evolve almost daily alongside shifts in energy and globalisation.
You can find MTS Systems customers in the automotive and aerospace industries, including manufacturers of passenger and commercial vehicles, recreational vehicles, rail, and commercial and military aircraft. MTS Systems work with structural researchers, designers and manufacturers of buildings, bridges and other public infrastructure. MTS Systems enable research in seismic events, hurricanes and tsunamis. MTS Systems is also critical to developers of renewable energy technology. In the world of materials, MTS Systems solutions are used by an array of test professionals, including aircraft component manufacturers, orthopaedic surgeons, biomedical device developers, fossil fuels exploration companies, construction and mining companies, and rock and concrete researchers.