From: The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering will be conducting a series of shock tube experiments in the proximity of the Thomas M. Murray Structural Engineering Laboratory on Inventive Lane.

On Thursday, Feb. 20 approximately six tests will be conducted between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The campus community may hear a series of sudden, loud booms emanating from the Inventive Lane area. The onset of these noises are the product of testing and are not a cause for concern. The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will make every effort to minimize the disturbance to the campus community and conduct the tests as swiftly and safely as possible.

Please see the map below for more details on the approximate testing location and Shock Tube Testing Facility site plan. Visit http://www.infrastructureprotection.cee.vt.edu/ for more information on shock tube testing.

Please direct any questions to the SEM program administrative assistant at (540) 231-4607, decooper@vt.edu.

shock tube testing area

Learn more about the shock tube tests in the video below.

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