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Bridges & Structures

The capabilities of Oklahoma State University with regards to bridges and structures has a very extensive compared to many others.


Bert Cooper Lab

The BCEL

The BCEL has a 6,000 ft2 strong floor is supported by 90 gallons per minute hydraulic pump that can provide hydraulic power for both large-scale static and fatigue testing. Large objects such as full-scale bridges or columns can be constructed and load tested to failure.  A 20-ton overhead crane with a 30 feet hook height can assist in the testing process of full sized frames and structures for testing. There is structural measurement and monitoring equipment for use during the testing. Also for small sample compressive strengths, flexural strength, or tension strength testing, a hydraulic machine with the capabilities of 330,000 psi.

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