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Geotechnical Laboratory Equipment

Overview | Staff | Laboratory Facilities

The Geotechnical Laboratory houses specialised and basic geotechnical laboratory equipment, including: 

  • multi-directional cyclic simple shear facility
  • cyclic triaxial with local strain measurement
  • repeated load triaxial
  • interface shear resistance for geosynthetics and soils (large and small)
  • Rowe consolidation (large and small)


  • four point beam fatigue
  • static and dynamic indirect tensile strength
  • shear wave velocity using bender elements
  • unconfined compression strength
  • static triaxial and stress path and K0 triaxial
  • direct shear and residual shear (large and small)
  • one dimensional consolidation
  • swell-shrinkage
  • soil suction
  • California Bearing Ratio
  • Los Angeles abrasion
  • all required basic geotechnical and pavement equipment. 
 

Equipment Gallery

Particle Size Distribution testing in the  Geotechnical Laboratory Particle Size Distribution testing in the  Geotechnical Laboratory Particle Size Distribution testing in the  Geotechnical Laboratory Plasticity Index testing in the  Geotechnical Laboratory Hydraulics Test Facility 2 Compaction testing in the  Geotechnical Laboratory