The purpose of the laboratory is to facilitate high-level research and development work within the field of geotechnics and soil mechanics with emphasis on advanced soils laboratory testing, field testing and monitoring.
The facility consists of standard and advanced soils laboratory testing equipment which facilitates triaxial stress path testing with local strain measurement, bender element testing, permeability testing, direct shear testing, ring-shear testing (in collaboration with Geoscience), Constant Rate of Strain (CRS) and incremental loading consolidation testing amongst others.
Also, the laboratory facilitates the use of a range of numerical software including finite element software (Plaxis 2D) to allow in-depth modelling and analysis of soil-structure interaction. In connection to the soils laboratory, there is access to a range of standard field sampling, testing and monitoring equipment.
The facility is used for research and teaching within the field of geotechnics and soil mechanics as well as for collaborative work with the industry.
Aside from this, the facility is used commercially. Please use the contact information on the right to find out more.
If you are interested in establishing collaborative research projects, please contact us to discuss the possibilities.
Using the facility, the department has gained high-level experience in the following areas: