Geomechanics and geotechnical engineering facilities
The Department's Geomechanics facilities have laboratory, field and software resources including:
- two advanced triaxial apparatuses, one for static stress-path testing and one for dynamic testing
- conventional soil testing facilities including shearbox, oedometer and triaxial cells.
- truck-mounted CPT rig
- advanced numerical modelling capabilities include original software for seismic effective stress analysis of pile foundations
- commercially available packages PLAXIS for 2D and 3D finite-element modelling, FLAC3D for 3D finite-difference modelling and PFC3D for 3D discrete element modelling.