Earthquake Mechanics

and Nondestructive Testing

Construction of the 3 m biaxial apparatus

This machine was constructed primarily in the summer of 2016 by Greg McLaskey, Bill Wu, and Anthony Reid

Above: Anthony and Bill drilling bolt holes in the steel load plates. Above right: Professor McLaskey wears a hardhat when operating the overhead crane. A spreader beam is used when lifting the rock samples and the long steel load plates.