Geotechnical Research and Classification Laboratories

Automated geotechnical engineering equipment


Professor Arul Arulrajah

+61 3 9214 5741

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  • Geotechnics of pavements using recycled demolition materials
  • Recycled waste materials in geotechnical engineering applications
  • Geotechnical laboratory testing, field instrumentation and in-situ testing
  • Ground improvement, soil stabilisation and geosynthetic applications
  • Land reclamation and dredging
  • Soft soils and problematic soils
  • Footings on expansive clays
  • Unsaturated soils mechanics
  • Pavement stabilisation

Modelling and testing of alternative landfill covers



The Geotechnical Laboratory houses specialised and basic geotechnical laboratory equipment, including:

  • multi-directional cyclic simple shear facility
  • cyclic triaxial with local strain measurement
  • repeated load triaxial
  • four point beam fatigue
  • static and dynamic indirect tensile strength
  • shear wave velocity using bender elements
  • unconfined compression strength
  • static triaxial and stress path and K0 triaxial
  • interface shear resistance for geosynthetics and soils (large and small)
  • direct shear and residual shear (large and small)
  • rowe consolidation (large and small)
  • one dimensional consolidation
  • swell-shrinkage.

Professor Arul Arulrajah

Professor Arul Arulrajah

Director at Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Campus.

P: +61 3 9214 5741 | Email |

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Geotechnical Research and Classification Laboratories

Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Campus. Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre (AMDC), 453-477 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia.

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Type: Commercial research services provider, Research laboratory
Discipline areas: Engineering Science
Precinct: Central
Affiliations: Swinburne University of Technology