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Shaking table Tournesol

Operational since 1976, this table is bi-axial (horizonal and vertical). The plate in aluminium, of 2x2 m, has a 10-ton payload. Its course is 250 mm horizontally and 200 mm vertically. Being bi-axial, it is mainly used to perform seismic qualification testing on average-size equipments.


Technical sheet

Geometry and performances of table Tournesol
Dimensions of table 2x2 m
Mass of table 1.2 tons
Maximum mass of specimen 10 tons
Maximum height of the specimen 12 m
Excitement axis Bi-axial
3 degrees of freedom
Strength of actuators X: 100 kN
Y: 2 x 100 kN
Maximum displacement X ± 125 mm
Z ± 100 mm
Maximum speed Seism: 1 m/s
Sinus: 0.7 m/s
Maximum acceleration (specimen: 100 tons) 1 g
Excitement frequencies 0 to 100 Hz