Particles and Grains Laboratory

Particles and Grains research equipment

Particles and Grains research equipment

The Particles and Grains Laboratory (PGL) is part of the Sydney Centre in Geomechanics and Mining Materials (SciGEM). It provides a unique focus for research and development in the areas of materials science, geomechanics and their interconnections.

Its objectives are to:

  • promote research in these fields
  • provide services to industry in a broad range of areas including material testing and characterisation, product development, proof engineering, forensic engineering, continuum and particle-based modelling of granular systems and modelling of breakage mechanics
  • build relationships between the School of Civil Engineering and industry in the fields of geomechanics, mining and materials engineering.

Laboratory members have international reputations for excellence in analytical, computational and experimental research.