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The University of Minnesota's Multi-Axial Subassemblage Testing (MAST) Laboratory, the largest test systmem of its kind in the world, provides a powerful tool for investigationg the effects of earthquakes, hurricanes, and other extreme events on large structural components up to several stories tall.


Key features of the MAST Laboratory include:

  • Sophisticated six degrees-of-freedom (DOF) control systemthat enables application of complex multi-directional deformation or loading schemes to structural subassemblages.
  • Ability to apply large loads and deformations to test large-scale structural subassemblages including portions of beam-column frame systems, walls, tanks, and bridge piers
  • High capacity data acquisition system for collecting sensor information and three-dimensional positional information via optical measuring system.
  • Remotely-controllable telepresence capabilities including capturing of high resolution images and streaming of collected sensor, video and audio data to enable remote collaboration and detailed documentation of damage progression.


College of Science and Engineering

117 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-624-2006 Main



MAST Laboratory

2525 4th St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-626-1823 Main
612-626-9561 Alternate
612-625-5964 Fax


Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

500 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-5522 Main
612-626-7750 Fax