Utah State University’s Systems, Materials, and Structural Health (SMASH) Laboratory, located at 1560 Canyon Rd, Logan, UT, is the main structural testing facility on Utah State University’s campus. Built in 2009, the SMASH lab is a 5,000 ft2 testing facility equipped with a 60 ft. by 24 ft. strong floor, an L-shaped permanent strong wall (capable of bi-axial loading), a load frame designed to withstand 1200 kips of shear as well several smaller load frames, and two 20 ton overhead cranes.

Major equipment in the SMASH lab includes a 40 channel data acquisition, MTS 110 kip servo hydraulic actuator, four 600 kip, 12 inch stroke rams and all required hydraulic pumps. A refurbished Tinius Olsen 300 kip universal testing frame and several displacement sensors for use during destructive testing are also frequently used for projects at the SMASH Lab.

Structural Faculty Researchers