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GDS' South Downs Way Odyssey

13 employees from GDS Instruments will be taking on the South Downs Way (SDW) in June 2018. The challenging 100 mile mountain bike route starts in Winchester and ends at the white cliffs of Eastbourne.

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Temperature Controlled Enterprise Level Dynamic Triaxial Testing System

GDS have manufactured a temperature controlled version for its popular Enterprise Level Dynamic Triaxial Testing System.


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Inspiring the Next Generation

Matt Roughton, Associate Director of Operations at GDS was invited to give a talk to prospective apprentices about what employers look for when recruiting an apprentice at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCOT).

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This month in Géotechnique: Calibration exercise of a GDS Hardin-type resonant column

The technical note, starting on page 171 of the February 2018 issue, provides information on a proposed calibration routine for a GDS Hardin-type resonant column. In contrast, the GDS Stoke type resonant column has a much more industry wide agreed calibration procedure, principally due to the fact that it is a true fixed-free configuration.

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Consolidation Constant Rate of Strain with the option of temperature control

Consolidation Constant Rate of Strain (CRS) apparatus is available with low pressure or high pressure cells. The CRS system now has the option to add temperature control to the apparatus.


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Careers at GDS

Due to further expansion, we have two new career opportunities at GDS. So if you are looking for a new challenge, have practical experience with geotechnical engineering apparatus, apply today.

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How GDS’ Triaxial Testing Apparatus Strengthens the Collaboration between Laboratory Testing and Numerical Modelling

GEOTEKO’s laboratory works closely with their numerical computation and modelling department, as well as with external clients performing similar calculations. This collaborative approach has many benefits for the laboratory and for those who use the laboratory test results. Read how the acquisition of GDS' Triaxial Automated Apparatus (GDSTAS) benefited this relationship.


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GDSVIS undergoes recent transformation to incorporate a new design and the latest software

GDS’ Virtual infinite stiffness load frames (GDSVIS) have undergone a recent transformation to incorporate a new design and the latest software from GDS. The GDSVIS is the premier load frame in the GDS range with load ranges of 100, 250, 400 and 500kN.


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Geoteko Case Study Using GDS Hall Effect Local Strain Transducers

GEOTEKO were required to carry out a series of triaxial tests for one of its clients to assess the samples susceptibility to liquefaction. The void ratio is one of the most important factors that affect the liquefacion phenomenon, therefore the exact determination of this parameter is very important for such tests. It is necessary to monitor the samples void ratio changes at each stage of the test.


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