GDS have supplied equipment to over 75% of the world’s top 50 Universities who specialise in Civil & Structural Engineering, according to the “QS World University Ranking 2017” report. Having worked with so many of the leading universities around the world, GDS has become synonymous with highly accurate advanced testing apparatus. GDS are aware of the need to keep abreast with the latest development in the soil & rock testing market. Working closely with many of these top universities, GDS have and continue to develop their product range alongside their customers needs, see some examples below.
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GDS’ Dynamic Back Pressured Shearbox was developed alongside Durham University for static and dynamic direct shear testing on soil specimens with control of sample pore pressures. Read the case study here.
A high pressure, high load version of our standard back pressure shearbox was developed specifically for Politecnico di Torino. The high pressure back pressure shearbox performs direct shear tests with precise back pressure control, for the direct control and measurement of realistic slope failure. Read the case study here.
The HKUST (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) and GDS developed a volume change measurement method for unsaturated testing which, involves measuring the cell volume displaced by the sample in an inner cell within the main triaxial cell. See the full product description here.
Working with so many established institutes is great kudos for GDS, knowing their customers are happy with the equipment is essential. Read the results from GDS' customer satisfaction survey in which, 100% of customers said they would recommend GDS' equipment to a friend or colleague, read here.
Source: QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017