Rock Mechanics Laboratory
Rock mechanics laboratory has the following principal equipment:
Rock coring and grinding machines with accessories.
Core drill for taking samples from large rocks.
Iotech DAQBOOK 200kHz PC Based Data Acquisition System
200 Ton Tinius olsen testing machine with accessories.
2800 kN MTS stiff testing machine with accessories.
Portable direct shear machine with accessories
Motorized Direct shear testing machine with accessories for rock and soil.
Triaxial testing cells with accessories.
Point load tester.
Schmidt hardness tester.
Slake durability testing machine.
Engineering seismograph with accessories for seismic exploration.
Freezing-thawing testing machine.
Rock toughness testing machine.
Borehole sliding micrometer.
Plate bearing testing set up.
In situ direct shear test set up.
In the laboratory the following tests are available:
Uniaxial Compressive Strength
Static Deformability (E, )
Post Failure Deformability (Dilation Angle)
Triaxial Compression Test
Standard Sample (NX, BX)
Direct Shear Test
Freezing and Thawing Strength
Direct Tensile Strength
Indirect Tensile Strength (Brazillian)
Dynamic Deformability (Vp, Vs)
Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity
Slake Durability Test
Point Load Index Test
Toughness (ASTM, TSE)
Rock Mass Classification (per system, per core box)
Field Seismic Velocity (P velocity, 2 direction, < 70 m)
Field Seismic Velocity (P velocity, 2 direction, > 70 m)
Field Seismic Velocity (S velocity, 2 direction, < 50 m)
Field Seismic Velocity (S velocity, 2 direction, > 50 m)
Coring from Block
Core Cutting and Polishing
Plate Cutting and Polishing