Our clients

IT Sligo

“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.”

University of Brighton

Research themes: Ground, water and structural engineering

Under the leadership of 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.”

Soil Laboratory, Structural Engineering and Geotechnics Research Unit, University of Brighton

“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.”

University of New South Wales

Commissioning of new centrifuge permeameter facility

“The funding will enable the CWI to establish a new centrifuge testing facility, to conduct research into three-dimensional modelling of underground structures, and research projects to examine the flow of water through aquifers.”

Centre for Energy and Infrastructure Ground Research, University of Sheffield

“The University of Sheffield has established a 50G-ton, 1.7m radius beam centrifuge that can accelerate a 500 kg payload to 100 gravities (100G).

The centrifuge is central to a new research centre, the Centre for Energy and Infrastructure Ground Research (CEIGR) supported by the UK Research Council (EPSRC). The centrifuge at the CEIGR was manufactured by Thomas Broadbent & Sons Ltd.”