Thursday, March 26, 2009
A small (mini) Geotechnical Centrifuge was built at the Faculty of Science and Technology in UKM. A 0.6 m diameter beam centrifuge took almost one year to complete with the cost of less than RM50,000 (to date). The centrifuge will be upgraded from time to time with sensors, slip ring, etc. The centrifuge has gravity acceleration of 140g (0.14 g-tonne) and maximum rotational speed of 500RPM. It is equipped with colour video recorder, so that real time video can be watched during the experiment. Thanks to all the technician involved in this project (Latiff, Hamid, Rosli, Zaki, Muchlis, and Razlan).
A group photo was captured with Prof Davies. From left to right: Prof Raihan, Prof MCR Davies, Dr Wan Zuhairi, Muchlis (PhD student), Mr Zaki (electronic technician), and Mr Latiff (mechanical technician). Not in the picture is Mr Rosli, Dr Zahari Ibrahim and Mr Razlan
Profesor MCR Davies, Dean of Engineering has visited our geotechnical centrifuge lab during his visit to UKM. Photo showed a momento presentation to Prof Davies, on behalf of the Faculty (FST). At the back with white shirt and black dotted yellow tie is Prof Raihan from Engineering Department UKM.