Facilities for Physical Model Testing

  • Jeom Kee PaikEmail author
Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 37)


Structures and infrastructures in modern industries are very large in size and complex in geometry. Their consequences in extreme conditions and accidents are highly nonlinear in association with multiple physical processes, multiple scales, and multiple criteria. To accurately identify nonlinear structural consequences, multidisciplinary approaches should be applied in conjuction with advanced computational models and large-scale physical model testing. This chapter presents methods and facilities for the large-scale physical model testing of structures and infrastructures in extreme and accidental conditions and for testing at the material level.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.The Korea Ship and Offshore Research Institute (Lloyd’s Register Foundation Research Centre of Excellence)Pusan National UniversityBusanKorea (Republic of)

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