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Englekirk Center at Camp Elliott


The Englekirk Structural Engineering Research Center located at Camp Elliott, is a field testing site located 15 km away from the main UCSD campus. In addition to the
NEES@UCSD shake table, the Englekirk Center houses a Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SFSI) facility, funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), which includes a large laminar soil shear box and a refillable soil pit. The Englekirk Center also houses an Explosive Loading Laboratory (ELL), funded by the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG). The combined facility is a one-of-a-kind worldwide resource for real-time testing of large structural and geotechnical systems subjected to earthquake or blast loading. The center will also feature a full-scale soil-borehole thermal energy storage system (SBTES) in coming years. 


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