Universityof Southampton – National Infrastructure Laboratory (NIL)
Based at Southampton’s Boldrewood Innovation Campus, the Laboratory is situated adjacent to Lloyds Register’s Global Technology Centre and other cutting-edge resources.
The laboratory houses five new engineering laboratories including a 30m x 15m large structures testing laboratory, and a cutting edge geotechnical centrifuge.
Through parallel EPSRC funding, the LSTL hosts data-rich structural testing, using multi-axis actuation and advanced image analysis techniques to detect system behaviour. Adjacent to the LSTL is the 300m2 Testing and Structures Research Laboratory (TSRL), which hosts a range of material testing apparatus, as well as facilities for composites manufacturing.
Large Structures Testing Laboratory (LSTL) with a 30 x 15m strongfloor
6m diameter Geotechnical Centrifuge for accelerated geosystems testing
Testing and Structures Research Laboratory (TSRL) for materials testing and composite manufacturing
Geomechanics Laboratory for soil element testing
Energy Laboratory for renewables and urban energy system testing
A designated informal learning space and meeting rooms
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