University of Melbourne Further Expands their Geotechnical Laboratory

GDS and the University of Melbourne have worked together for a number of years, over this time they have accumulated 13 GDS systems. This year, Dan Zanet visited the University to install a further 4 systems to their Geotechnical Soil and Water Laboratory.

 The following new apparatus have been installed in their laboratory this year:

To add to their previously installed apparatus in their laboratory:

The team has added these state-of-the-art GDS apparatus to further enhance their research in the exploration of offshore wind foundations. These advanced systems are designed to replicate both static and dynamic cyclic loadings experienced by the foundations of offshore energy structures. The Electromechanical Dynamic Cyclic Simple Shear Device (EMDCSS) is a state-of-the-are simple shear machine that offers unparalleled testing capabilities. In addition to exploring offshore foundation research using their GDS apparatus, the University of Melbourne will also look at soil erosion, sample disturbance effects and the possibility of providing geotechnical services to the local industry.

The Department of Infrastructure Engineering sits within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology and houses the disciplines of Geomatics, Civil Engineering and Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources. Their focus is on engineering infrastructure that’s sustainable. Infrastructure that considers the natural environment it supports, as well as the economy. – Click here to find out more about the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne.