Responsible: Donatienne Leparoux (IFSTTAR)

The MUSC laboratory (Bretaudeau et al., 2011), uses a piezoelectric source and a laser interferometer on models of several decimeters. It allows to simulate at small scale some seismic measures in a perfectly controlled environment and constitutes an innovative tool, with a intermediary position between the numerical modeling and the field measurements. In the VIBRIS project, the feasibility tests are done ahead of the field measurements.

Picture of the measuring bench MUSC (IFSTTAR) for the small scale seismic modeling.