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Cyclic advances Fugro has finished reorganisation of its soil and rock testing laboratory at its UK headquarters including its advanced laboratory for cyclic testing.

Cyclic testing is commonly used in offshore site investigations. Foundations of offshore structures must be able to withstand wind and wave action and cyclic testing is essential in determining how the ground will support the foundations under repeated dynamic loading. But increasingly, engineers are specifying sophisticated tests such as resonant column, cyclic triaxial and simple shear for onshore projects as well.

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