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National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing

Interdisciplinary Centre for infrastructure sensors and instrumentation

The National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing (NRFIS) is a new state of the art research facility hosted by the University of Cambridge. Housed in the new Civil Engineering Building located on the West Cambridge Campus, it is part of the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure & Cities (UKCRIC) portfolio of research and innovation facilities funded through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

 

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NRFIS Resonant Column Apparatus used to characterise partly saturated expansive clays as part of the WindAfrica project

21 February 2020

Geotechnical Engineering Student Marisa Contrafatto is working with Professor Giulia Viggiani to characterise the behaviour of partly saturated expansive clays at small strain using the suction-controlled Resonant Column/Torsion Shear (RCTS) apparatus recently installed in the NRFIS Geomechanics Laboratory.

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The National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing (NRFIS) is a new state of the art research facility hosted by the University of Cambridge. Housed in the new Civil Engineering Building, NRFIS brings together specialist engineering facilities and sensor development capabilities under one roof. It offers an interdisciplinary centre for cutting edge research to explore the development and application of novel sensor systems at a range of scales.