Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL)

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Bridging the gap

We're testing a temporary floating bridge that will make transporting vehicles across bodies of water more efficient than ever.

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Rapidly repairing airfields

With our process to repair large areas of damaged airfields, runways can be up and running within hours instead of weeks, even in remote areas.

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Testing the Titan

The world's heaviest vehicle simulator has a new home. The HVS Titan will expand ERDC's infrastructure research for the Department of Defense.

Welcome

At ERDC’s Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL), we’re developing innovative solutions to address some of the world’s toughest civil works and military engineering challenges. Learn about what we do and how you can join us.

GSL News

ERDC, Transatlantic Division team recognized with USACE innovation award
8/1/2022
A team from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Transatlantic Division and the USACE...
Testing the limits of the Improved Ribbon Bridge
6/27/2022
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has partnered with the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Combat Support & Combat Service Support’s Project Manager Bridging to test high...
Unique ERDC facility allows researchers the opportunity for large-scale structural testing
6/16/2022
There are many ways to test the load-bearing capability of structures, and fortunately, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has a unique facility to accomplish this task...