ISSMGE -TC2
Geotechnical Centrifuges Worldwide

 

Centrifuges Worldwide (September 1998), Compiled by Japanese Geotechnical Society

 

No.

Country

Owner

Type

Nominal radius (m)

Maximum acceln. (g)

Maximum Payload

(kgf)

Year of first operation

(year)

Capacity

(G*ton)

1

Australia

Univ. of Western Australia

Beam

1.8

200

200

1989

40

2

Brazil

COPPE, Federal Univ.

Beam

0.5

450

200

1997

90

2a

Brazil

Inst. Techn. Research Sao Paulo

Beam

0.75

200

50

1996

10

3

Canada

C'Core

Beam

5

200

2200

1993

220

4

Canada

Queen's Univ.

Beam

2.25

120

280

1997

33.3

5

Canada

Queen's Univ.

Beam

0.9

60

30

1994

1

6

Canada

Univ. of New Brunswick

Beam

1.6

200

110

1993

22

7

Denmark

Danish Eng. of Tech.

Beam

2.3

80

1200

-

96

8

France

CESTA

Beam

10

100

1000

1956

100

9

France

L.C.P.C.

Beam

5.5

200

2000

1985

200

10

Germany

Ruhr Univ., Bochum

Beam

4.125

250

2000

1987

500

11

Germany

Ruhr Univ., Bochum

Beam

1.8

200

400

-

40

12

Hong Kong

HKUST

Beam

4.47

100

4000

2000

600

12

India

India Institute of Tech.

Beam

4.5

200

625

2000

125

13

Israel

Israel defense Ministry

Beam

4.25

-

-

-

-

14

Israel

Israel Institute of Tech.

Beam

1.5

100

-

-

-

15

Italy

ISMES

Beam

2

600

400

-

240

16

Japan

Aichi Institute of Tech.

Beam

1.36

200

75

1993

16

17

Japan

Chuo Univ.

Beam

3.05

150

660

1988

100

18

Japan

Fisheries Agency

Beam

3

150

250

1994

37.5

19

Japan

Hiroshima Univ.

Drum

0.4

447

60

1993

26.8

20

Japan

Hokkaido Development Agency

Beam

2.5

200

300

1994

60

21

Japan

Japan Defense Agency

Beam

2

100

150

-

15

22

Japan

Kajima Co.

Beam

2.63

200

1000

1990

100

23

Japan

Kanazawa Univ.

Beam

0.5

10000

-

1998

-

24

Japan

Kanto Gakuin Univ.

Beam

0.4

500

-

-

-

25

Japan

Kiso-Jiban

Drum

0.6

400

-

1997

-

26

Japan

Kochi Univ.

Beam

-

-

-

-

-

27

Japan

Kumamoto Univ.

Beam

1.25

250

40

1996

10

28

Japan

Kyoto Univ.

Beam

2.5

200

120

1988

24

29

Japan

Kyushu Institute of Tech.

Beam

1.27

150

180

1998

27

30

Japan

Kyushu Univ.

Beam

0.75

200

5

1990

1

31

Japan

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Beam

1.3

200

70

-

14

32

Japan

Ministry of Construction

Beam

2

200

250

1987

20

33

Japan

Ministry of Construction

Beam

6.6

150

5000

1997

400

34

Japan

Ministry of Labor

Beam

2.31

200

500

1988

100

35

Japan

Ministry of Transport

Beam

3.8

113

2769

1980

312

36

Japan

Musashi Institute of Technology

Beam

0.4

500

-

-

-

37

Japan

Nagasaki Univ.

Beam

1.5

200

60

1997

12

38

Japan

Nippon Koei Co.

Beam

2.6

250

1000

1996

100

39

Japan

Nishimatsu Co.

Beam

3.8

150

1300

1998

200

40

Japan

NNGI

Beam

2.7

200

1000

1992

100

41

Japan

Ohita Technical College

Beam

0.8

200

40

1996

8

42

Japan

Osaka City Univ.

Beam

2.56

200

120

1964

24

43

Japan

Saga Univ.

Beam

0.75

200

-

-

-

44

Japan

Science University of Tokyo

Beam

0.27

420

-

1992

-

45

Japan

Shimizu Co.

Beam

3.35

100

750

1991

75

46

Japan

Taisei Co.

Beam

2.65

200

400

1990

80

47

Japan

Takenaka Co.

Beam

6.5

200

5000

-

500

48

Japan

Tokyo Institute of Tech.

Beam

2.3

230

-

1995

50

49

Japan

Tokyo Institute of Tech.

Beam

1.25

150

250

-

38

50

Japan

Tokyo Institute of Tech.

Drum

0.8

447

-

1997

-

51

Japan

Toyo Co.

Beam

2.2

250

300

1984

-

52

Japan

Toyo Co.

Drum

-

-

-

1997

-

53

Japan

Utsunomiya Univ.

Beam

1.18

120

150

-

-

54

Korea

D.I.C.T.

Beam

2.7

200

1200

1997

120

55

Netherlands

Delft Geotechnics

Beam

6

400

5500

1989

-

56

Netherlands

Delft Univ. of Tech.

Beam

1.3

300

30

1989

10

58

P.R.China

Chengdu Science Technology Univ.

Beam

1.5

250

100

1991

25

59

P.R.China

China Institute of Water Resources and Hydroelectric Power Research

Beam

5.03

300

1500

1991

450

60

P.R.China

Hehai Univ.

Beam

2

250

100

-

25

61

P.R.China

Institute of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Research

Beam

4.5

300

1500

-

450

62

P.R.China

Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute

Beam

5

200

2000

1992

400

63

P.R.China

Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute

Beam

2.2

250

200

-

50

64

P.R.China

Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute

Beam

1

500

10

-

5

65

P.R.China

Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute

Beam

2.1

250

200

1989

50

67

P.R.China

Shanghai Institute of Railway Technology

Beam

1.55

200

100

-

20

68

P.R.China

Tsinghua Univ.

Beam

2.2

250

200

1993

50

69

P.R.China

Yangtze River Scientific Research Institute

Beam

3.5

300

-

-

180

70

Portugal

L.N.E.C

Beam

1.8

200

400

-

40

71

Russia

All-Union Research Institute(Moscow)

-

-

-

-

-

-

72

Russia

Antiseismic Construction Eng. Institute CNIISK(Baku)

-

-

-

-

-

-

73

Russia

Central Research Institute of Eng. Structure(Baku)

Beam

4

-

-

-

-

74

Russia

Hydroproject Institute(Moscow)

-

-

-

-

-

-

75

Russia

Moscow Institute of Railway Eng.

Beam

2.5

322

170

1960

-

76

Russia

NIGRI(Krivoy Rog)

-

-

-

-

-

-

77

Russia

Research Institute of Foundations and Underground Structures(Moscow)

-

-

-

-

-

-

78

Russia

Ukr-NIIProyekt(Kiev)

-

-

-

-

-

-

79

Russia

Ukrainian Research Institute(Kiev)

-

-

-

-

-

-

80

Russia

Uzbekistan SSR Academy of Sciences(Tashkent)

-

-

-

-

-

-

81

Russia

Vodgeo Institute

-

-

-

-

-

-

82

Russia

Yuzhgiprovodkhoz Institute(Rostovon-the-Don)

-

-

-

-

-

-

83

Singapore

National Univ. of Singapore

Beam

1.87

200

400

1991

40

83a

Switzerland

Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology

Drum

2.2

440

2000

2000

880

83b

Taiwan

National Central Univ.

Beam

3

200

1000

1995

100

84

U.K.

Cambridge Univ.

Beam

4.125

150

1000

1973

150

85

U.K.

Cambridge Univ.

Beam

1

-

-

-

-

86

U.K.

City Univ.

Beam

1.6

200

200

1989

40

87

U.K.

Liverpool Univ.

Beam

1.1

200

200

1978

13

88

U.K.

Manchester Univ.

Beam

3.2

130

4500

1971

600

89

U.K.

UMIST

Beam

1.5

150

750

-

100

90

U.S.A.

Air Force Eng. and Service Center

Beam

1.83

100

225

-

13

91

U.S.A.

Bureau Mines at Maryland

Beam

0.9

-

-

-

-

92

U.S.A.

Caltech

Beam

1.3

175

35

-

7.5

93

U.S.A.

Case Western Research Univ.

Beam

1.37

200

182

1997

20

94

U.S.A.

M.I.T.

Beam

1.07

200

68.1

1985

13.6

95

U.S.A.

Missouri School of Mines at Rolla

Beam

1.07

-

-

-

-

96

U.S.A.

New Mexico Eng. Research Institute

Beam

1.8

100

227

-

25

97

U.S.A.

Princeton Univ.

Beam

1.3

200

76

-

10

98

U.S.A.

Rensselaer Polytech. Institute

Beam

3

200

1000

1989

100

99

U.S.A.

Sandia Univ.

Beam

7.62

150

1814

-

300

100

U.S.A.

Sandia Univ.

Beam

2.1

150

227

-

15

101

U.S.A.

Sandia Univ.

Beam

7.62

240

7257

-

800

102

U.S.A.

Univ. of California, Davis

Beam

1

175

90

1976

9

103

U.S.A.

Univ. of California, Davis

Beam

9.14

300

3600

1988

1080

104

U.S.A.

Univ. of California, Davis

Beam

1

100

27

1985

-

105

U.S.A.

Univ. of Colorado, Boulder

Beam

1.5

220

-

1978

15

106

U.S.A.

Univ. of Colorado, Boulder

Beam

6

200

2000

1988

400

107

U.S.A.

Univ. of Florida

Beam

1

100

22.7

-

2.5

108

U.S.A.

Univ. of Florida

Beam

2

160

83.9

-

-

109

U.S.A.

Univ. of Maryland

Beam

1.5

200

70

1983

15

110

U.S.A.

US Army Corps of Eng. W.E.S.

Beam

6.5

350

8000

-

1256

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