During my MSc in the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Chile, working under the impeccable supervison of Professor Ricardo Herrera, I had the privilege of building a 100 tons capacity frame of reaction for cyclic loading, in oder to carry out the experimental stage of my research on built-up T-stubs for Double T moment connections for steel frames.

Sensors deployment, calibration, data acquisition and control of the hydraulic actuator were part of the challenge as well. Ricardo Herrera was the PI of this project [FONDECYT, Initiation into Research, Grant Nº 11090196].