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Commercial Laboratory Opens in Dubai with GDS Apparatus

Having worked as a specialist in geotechnical engineering for more than 40 years. Hardev Sidhu the former Managing Director of SGC (Surrey Geotechnical Consultants) identified a demand for a specialist geotechnical testing services company within Dubai. After a year of planning and preparation, Hardev and his team opened the doors of Geotechnical Testing Consultants (GTC), an advanced geotechnical testing and consulting laboratory.

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Video Overview of GDS' Advance Dynamic Triaxial Testing System

Luke Valvona, Pre-Sales Engineer at GDS Instruments talks through the features and benefits of GDS' Advanced Dynamic Triaxial Testing System (DYNTTS).

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Video: Hydraulic Load Frames for Soil and Rock

Overview of GDS' Range of Hydraulic Loading Frames (HLF). The frames have a hydraulic dynamic actuator mounted on the cross beam for axial stress/strain cyclic dynamic loading. The load frames are available in 100kN, 250kN and 1500kN loads.

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Video Overview of GDS' Large Automated Direct Shear System

Overview of GDS' Large Automated Direct Shear System (GDSLADS). An electro-mechanical direct shear testing device for large samples, up to 300mm square or round. Different sample sets can be used to achieve the following types of testing in one system: Standard Direct Shear up to 300 x 300mm x 150mm, Geomembrane Shear test, Rock Mechanics sample set.

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Video: Features and Benefits of GDS' Electro-Mechanical Dynamic Cyclic Simple Shear Apparatus

Luke Valvona, Pre-Sales Engineer at GDS Instruments talks through the features and benefits of GDS' Electro-Mechanical Dynamic Cyclic Simple Shear Apparatus (EMDCSS).

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Video: Resonant Columns Torsional Excitation Mechanism

Camilo Perico a QA & Test Engineer at GDS Instruments, gives an overview of GDS' Resonant Column torsional excitation mechanism.

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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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