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A test chamber developed at Purdue University allows engineers to simulate precisely what happens to soil underground during the installation of piles and other structural elements, a research tool for improving construction of everything from buildings and bridges to offshore wind turbines. The system can be used to study many types of geotechnical structures during both their construction and service life, says Rodrigo Salgado, a professor of civil engineering. "The nice thing about the chamber is that it can be used to study many geotechnical problems for which there are neither experimental data nor theoretical solutions," he says. http://bit.ly/1NW5Fij
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