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The world-leading National Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility (NGCF) undertakes state-of-the art physical modelling of complex geotechnical problems to address key challenges in offshore and onshore geotechnical engineering. 

How we make
a global impact

The NGCF conducts research associated with centrifuge modelling of offshore and onshore geotechnical structures and the characterisation of soils. It services the needs of industry and academic partners across the globe. 

Our experts

The NGCF is the largest centrifuge modelling centre in the world. It unites experts across a wide range of disciplines, from geotechnical research on a wide range of soil-structure interaction and soil behaviour issues, to ocean engineering and the design of pipelines, anchors and other offshore infrastructures.

Inside our facility

The NGCF currently operates the only geotechnical centrifuge facility in Australia and runs an impressive three geotechnical centrifuges: a 3.6m diameter fixed beam centrifuge, a new 10m diameter centrifuge, and a 1.2m drum centrifuge. These centrifuges spin 24/7 around 270 days of the year, working to provide answers to challenging geotechnical engineering problems facing the offshore energy industries.

What we do

Our impact

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(+61 8) 6488 1142
8.30am–5.00pm (AWST), Monday to Friday


Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre,
Building 453 (Corner of Fairway and Fairway Entrance 4)

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