List of available experimental facilities

Rock Mechanics

  • Unconfined compressive strength, Young's Modulus and Poisson's Ratio
  • Indirect tensile (Brazilian) strength and direct tensile strength
  • Direct tensile strength
  • Triaxial compressive strength and associated elastic parameters (to 30 MPa)

Soil Mechanics

  • Dynamic shear strength under controlled back pressure conditions
  • Direct peak and residual shear strength
  • Ring residual shear strength
  • Triaxial compressive strength (to 1 MPa)
  • Consolidation parameters

Physical Properties

  • Air permeability
  • Ultrasonic wave velocity (Vp and Vs) measurement.
  • Slaking properties of soft rocks
  • Consistency limits of soils