The main purpose of the Geotechnical Research Centre (GRC) is to conduct geotechnical and related interdisciplinary research with emphasis on interfacing with industry. Western has a strong geotechnical program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Learn more.

DYNA6.1 Software


  • Returns the response of rigid foundations to all types of dynamic loads
  • Foundation can be supporting a single or multiple machines
  • Stiffness and damping constants of the foundation
  • Rigid footings, flexible mats (caps) on piles
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GRC Awards


  • William and Ruth Lardner Scholarship Award
  • Y.F. Eric and Ruby S. Chung Graduate Scholarship Award
  • Milos Novak Memorial Award
  • John Booker Award
  • R.M. Quigley Award
  • L.G. Soderman Award
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  • 2.2m drum centrifuge facility
  • Conduct world leading geotechnical research
  • Validation of theories and calibraton of analytical and numerical techniques
  • Modelling of prototype (full scale) geotechnical structures or processes
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