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University of New South Wales Invests in the Next Generation of Engineers

Diogo Teles recently returned from Sydney, Australia, where he spent a week visiting the School of Civil Engineering’s research laboratory and training new PhD students at the UNSW (University of New South Wales).

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Universidad de Lima Takes Delivery of Advanced Dynamic 100kN Load Frame

The Universidad de Lima recently received an advanced 100kN dynamic load frame from GDS Instruments. The system was upgraded to perform resilient modulus testing, which enables the resilient modulus and permanent deformation of unbound base/sub-base pavement materials to be determined. 


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Vale SA Award-Winning Mining Development Centre

Diogo Teles, Quality Manager at GDS Instruments (GDS), has recently visited Vale SA Geotechnics award-winning Mining Development Centre in Minas Gerais, Brazil.


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Advanced Dynamic Apparatus Installation at The University of Melbourne

Alexis Antoniou, a Geotechnical Systems Engineer here at GDS Instruments (GDS), recently installed an Advanced Dynamic Triaxial Testing System (DYNTTS) at the University of Melbourne, within their Department of Infrastructure Engineering. 


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Macquarie Geotech Double Triaxial Testing Capacity of Sydney Laboratory

Macquarie Geotech, recently doubled the Triaxial testing capacity of their Sydney laboratory following the installation of four additional Triaxial Automated systems from GDS Instruments. 


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Case Study: Technical Laboratory For Offshore Soil Mechanics Testing In Taiwan

As global concerns increase about the pace of energy transition in accounting for long-term climate risks, the shift from fossil-based energy production to renewable sources, like wind, has been accelerated. Within Taiwan, the national offshore wind allocation plan has set a target of increasing local production to 20GW by 2035.


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Team GDS Complete Isle of Wight Challenge

On Wednesday 22nd June, 12 employees from GDS (or with a connection to GDS) set out to cycle clockwise around the Isle of Wight. “We all met in Portsmouth the night before and spent the evening discussing strategies and carb-loading on pasta at Zizzi’s.  After a hearty breakfast, we boarded the 8:15am fast catamaran to Ryde, our challenge began.

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GDS Head Abroad for Their Latest Fundraising Challenge (Well kind of)

GDS will be hitting the road this June, when they cycle around the Isle of Wight whilst raising money for the charity CALM. The team of 13 will take on the 70 mile route which incorporates approximately 1800m of climbing and coastal views.

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Swedish National Road & Transport Research Institute (VTI) Investigate Subgrade Deformation

As part of a project funded by the Swedish Transport Administration to investigate subgrade deformation, a dynamic triaxial apparatus with suction control was identified as a key element to assist in fulfilling the project goals, which seeks to better understand fine-grained subgrade compliance of Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) traffic.


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University of Glasgow Expands its Research Capabilities

GDS Instruments recently installed a Hardin-style Resonant Column Apparatus, with sample ranges up to 100mm at the University of Glasgow. The apparatus was purchased with a Bender Elements upgrade allowing small strain stiffness behaviour to be analysed in detail. 


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