Analysis and Design
Analysis can always be used as a part of a well structured seismic certification program as a means to reduce potential testing requirements or cover unique mounting configurations.
For systems without active parts (e.g. tanks), analysis is used as the sole basis of certification.
On large systems, complex analysis can be used to develop seismic demands on subcomponents for shake table testing of active items.
Tobolski Watkins regularly performs seismic analysis and design in accordance with code provisions for seismic certification and unique mounting arrangements.
Additionally, analysis and structural design is used prior to testing to increase the likelihood of successful testing and certification.