George J. Kostas Institute: STReSS Lab

The Kostas Institute has three floors of laboratory space designed for a wide range of resilience and security-related research. These laboratory spaces at KRI are intended for co-locating academic, industry, and government research partners.

Northeastern’s Laboratory for Structural Testing of Resilient and Sustainable Systems (STReSS Lab) located at KRI, features a 2,000 square–foot reinforced concrete strong floor to enable full-scale testing to failure of buildings, bridges and other structures.

George J. Kostas Building

Hydraulic actuators with over a million pounds of compressive force are used in the STReSS Lab to test structures to destruction.  This testing will help in the design of more resilient structures.

Test structures are assembled in the STReSS Lab and tested with hydraulic actuators to develop more resilient structures.

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