Advanced Dynamic Apparatus Installation at The University of Melbourne

Alexis Antoniou, a Geotechnical Systems Engineer at GDS Instruments (GDS), recently installed an Advanced Dynamic Triaxial Testing System (DYNTTS) at the University of Melbourne, within their Department of Infrastructure Engineering.

The system is capable of testing samples up to a diameter of 100mm, at a confining pressure of 2MPa, and axially up to 10kN at 5Hz. The system can be upgraded to include Bender Element testing, which the University are planning to add shortly. 

The University of Melbourne has collaborated with GDS for a number of years and has several of their systems, including Static Triaxial systems, two Automated Oedometer systems, as well as a Simple Shear system. The University have also ordered an Electromechanical Dynamic Cyclic Simple Shear Device (EMDCSS), which is due for delivery early next year to add dynamic simple shear testing capabilities to their laboratory. To find out more about their teaching and research capabilities you can visit the University of Melbourne‚Äôs website here.