Thursday, March 26, 2009
Geotechnical centrifuge at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
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).