Facility

Geotechnical Laboratory

We maintain a well-equipped geotechnical engineering laboratory for teaching and research support

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Address

Fulton Building

DD1 4HR

Campus

City Campus

We offer extensive facilities for element testing and physical modelling, including Scotland’s only geotechnical centrifuge facility.

Equipment and facilities

  • Geotechnical centrifuge
  • Independent linear actuators and containers for 1-g physical modelling
  • Instrumentation and mobile (modular) data acquisition
  • Triaxial cells
  • Stress path cell
  • Direct shear apparatus (conventional and large-volume/large-displacement)
  • Oedometer cells (including constant rate of strain)
  • Soil classification
  • Hydraulic presses for soil consolidation
  • Pluviation facilities
  • Access to advanced element test equipment through the SMART laboratory 
  • Numerical modelling and simulation (FEM/DEM)