HW Festival of Research - Lab Tour: Heavy Structures Lab (IIE)
- Edinburgh Campus
Heriot-Watt University’s Festival of Research – celebrating research excellence; enhancing research culture; building research capacity.
IIE are offering a tour of their Heavy Structures Lab, where experiments on today’s infrastructure performance lead to tomorrow’s solutions. Come and see how IIE researchers use large-scale equipment to apply massive forces to whole sections of railway tracks and foundation structures. Their specialist facilities, such as GRAFT II with its hydraulic capacity of 200 tonnes, and GeoTT with its six independent hydraulic rams capable of applying hundreds of kilonewtons, are used to mimic decades of wear in much shorter timescales.