Laboratory And Field Testing Capabilities Of The PRCGSE

In line with the spirit of the Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical Science and Engineering (PRCGSE), a variety of in situ and laboratory facilities were established with the aim of carrying out fundamental research for providing solutions to problems associated with energy and transport infrastructure in Australia. The testing facilities developed over the past years at the PRCGSE represent one of the most advanced arsenals of in situ testing, sampling and laboratory testing techniques for the characterization of onshore soft soils in Australia.

Advanced Characterization Of Soft Soils

A summary of the specialised equipment and testing capabilities can be accessed via the links below. These facilities are available to industry for a limited amount of commercial consulting.

Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Soil Mechanics Capabilities

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics & Soil Testing Capabilities

Rock Mechanics Laboratory And Capabilities

Insitu Testing Capabilities & Specialised Equipment


For further information regarding testing capabilities and rates please contact:

Mr Lachlan Bates

Professional Officer
School of Engineering

Business Manager

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