|Selected centrifuge user sites|
Links to a selection of Broadbent Geotech centrifuges users.
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The Geotechnical Research Group at IT Sligo conducts applied research that is highly relevant to issues currently facing the geotechnical industry. The core of our research is utilisation of the IT Sligo geotechnical centrifuge to investigate soil-structure interaction problems to develop innovative design concepts for complex geotechnical problems.
Research themes: Ground, water and structural engineering.
Theme Leader: Dr Pierfrancesco Cacciola
Research investigates the response of materials, soils, structures and engineered systems to forces imposed by their interaction with naturally occurring processes, such as earthquakes, permafrost and waves.
The soil mechanics and ground engineering laboratory includes:
A balanced beam geotechnical centrifuge manufactured by Thomas Broadbent Ltd.
The centrifuge has a working radius of 0.65m, and is capable of accelerating packages of about
20kG to 300 times the Earth’s gravitational acceleration.
Commissioning of new centrifuge permeameter facility.
A world class centrifuge permeameter facility has been commissioned for the National
Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT)