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Introductory video on GDS' Resonant Column Apparatus

Camilo Perico a QA & Test Engineer at GDS Instruments, gives an overview of GDS' Resonant Column Apparatus. More technical videos on the system to follow.

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GDS Demonstration and Training Room

GDS' purpose built demonstration and training room allows customers the opportunity to gets hands on with the apparatus. GDS are able to stock the room with most GDS apparatus and if required can carry out full product training.

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Introductory video on GDS Electro-Mechanical Dynamic Cyclic Simple Shear

Michael Bulley a QA & Test Engineer at GDS Instruments gives an overview of GDS' Electro-Mechanical Dynamic Cyclic Simple Shear Apparatus. More technical videos on the system are to follow.

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University of Dundee Variable Direction Dynamic Cyclic Simple Shear Case Study

Mr. Efthymios Apostolou and Dr. Andrew J. Brennan from the Civil Engineering department of the University of Dundee, planned to carry to out some advanced physical modelling techniques in the Universities centrifuge. However, before using large amounts of soil in a centrifuge model and testing it under earthquake motions, it is necessary to test the material under shearing to check its behaviour, in particular liquefaction.

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2016 Chinese User Conference and Customer Demonstrations, Nanjing

GDS’ equipment has been used in China for over two decades. With more than 160 active users, 330 systems in the field and over 500 published papers (using GDS' apparatus), GDS have established themselves as the first choice for geotechnical testing apparatus in China.

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Fancy Dress Fund Raiser

Friday the 18th of November saw staff at GDS, wear fancy dress for the day, to raise money for charity. Costumes included, Luke Skywalker, Convicts, Sailors & Spiderman to name a few. Thank you to all those who took part, the money raised will be donated to a local charity chosen by GDS. 

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Case Study: Gas Hydrate Resonant Column

As part of a European research programme (HYDRATECH), a specially designed Resonant Column Apparatus (RCA) was constructed by GDS Instruments for the University of Southampton, to provide conditions suitable for hydrate growth (low temperature and high pressure).

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GDS Exhibit at GeoVancouver 2016

GDS exhibited alongside their Canadian representatives Hoskin Scientific, at the recent GeoVancouver conference on "History & Innovation".

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GDS Luanch New Hydraulic Load Frame Range

GDS are excited to launch their new range of hydraulic load frames for soil & rock testing. The range is available from 100kN to 1.5MN, encompassing our latest design and technology.

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Case Study: Hollow Cylinder Apparatus

Marine soft clay with weak engineering properties, is widely distributed in Southeast China. As the most developed area in China, Zhejiang has a vast transportation infrastructure including highways, roads, railways and airport runways which have been constructed on the marine clay. With long-term vehicle loading, excess settlement tends to occur on the existing infrastructure. In order to reveal these effects on the marine clay caused by vehicle loading, and to predict future settlement, research was undertaken by Wenzhou University.

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