University of Surrey has won funding from Fluor, one of the world’s leading publicly-traded engineering, procurement and construction companies and have chosen to work along side VJ Tech.
VJ Tech will be awarding a prize of £1,000 to the best performing student(s) at Surrey University - Advanced Geotechnical Engineering MSc
A new paper published in the journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. VJ Tech in collaboration with Surrey university to design and produce an innovative cyclic loading device to simulate multiple force acting on a wind turbine.
In an effort to reduce the CO2 emissions and cover its energy needs, UK has turned to renewable sources of energy and more specifically to offshore wind power harvesting. Offshore Wind Farming is considered to be one of the most reliable ways to produce energy, because: a) the average wind speed over sea is generally higher and more consistent than onshore, making the offshore wind farming more efficient b) the noise and vibrations from the wind turbines do not have any impacts on the environment or human activities due to their distance from land (more than 10km), their size can be twice the size of the onshore turbines and c) wave and current loading can be harvested as well. Also the wind turbine technology is relatively more matured those other forms of renewables.
VJ Tech has developed a Simple Shear Testing System, used to carry out a direct simple shear test to determine the shear modulus of a soil sample. The sample is contained within confining rings under applied normal load and is sheared along a predefined plane until it is stressed to failure.
VJ Tech has recently developed a Rowe Consolidation Cell suitable for a 252.3 mm (10”) sample. The Rowe cell is a development of the original cell designed by Professor P W Rowe at Manchester University, England.
VJ Tech are proud to announce the launch of the Dual Automatic Pressure Controller
which makes full use of the technological advances in Wi-Fi, USB
communication over recent years.