Rock Mechanics Laboratory

 | Post date: 2019/12/3 | 
Tunnel excavation, road construction, open pit, and underground mines are associated with rock volumes. Determining the effective parameters of rock mechanics in these projects will play a key role in their proper design. Since field and in situ tests are not always feasible and costly; it is, therefore, advisable to use laboratory tests to identify rock properties.

Laboratory Research Activities
  • Evaluating the resistance of different rocks under dry, saturated and natural conditions
  • Investigating the anisotropy index of different rocks from different origin
  • Determining the shear strength of rocks under different vertical stress conditions
  • Determining the resistance indices of rocks with different dimensions and their relationship with each other
  • Studying the physical properties of rocks
  • Measuring the indirect tensile strength (Brazilian test)
  • Measurement the uniaxial and triaxial compressive strength
  • Measuring the durability of rocks
  • Measuring the surface roughness of joints
  • Measuring the properties of rock indices and sample preparation
  • Measuring the point load of rocks
  • Measuring the longitudinal and transverse velocity of rock and concrete
Laboratory Equipment
  • The uniaxial compressive strength test machine
  • The triaxial compressive strength test machine
  • Shear strength test machine (Shear Box)
  • Point load strength test machine
  • Durability test machine
  • Coring machine
  • Stone leveling and polishing machine
  • The indirect tensile strength test machine
  • Schmidt hammer: Determining rock hardness for rocks of medium hardness in the desert or laboratory

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