Equipment

Innovative equipment

  • FIRST (Fluid Induced eaRthquake Simulator)
  • HighSTEPS (High Strain TEmperature Pressure Speed, biaxial apparatus used for slow to fast frictional testings under confining pressure and temperature)
  • Target (Triaxial AppaRatus for GEoThermal energy, used for high pressure and high temperature deformations)
  • Instrumented Hoek Cell (Hoek Cell equipped with feedthrough allowing strain gage measurement and acoustic emission survey during sample deformation)
  • Hopkinson bars (biaxial apparatus used to study nucleation and propagation of rupture)

 HighSTEPS

Target

FIRST

Instrumented Hoek Cell

Testing equipment

  • Uni and triax Compression testing unit (2000 kN)
  • Compression testing unit (200 kN)
  • Compression, tension testing unit (50, 10, 5 kN)
  • Triaxial cells (Hoek, LEGEP, SBELL)
  • Point load test equipment (55 kN)
  • Fracture toughness testing equipment
  • Creep test equipment for shear, uni & triaxial compression test
  • Strain gauges for deformation
  • Oedometer apparatus for swelling
  • Abrasivity Cerchar
  • Abrasivity LCPC apparatus
  • Abrasivity NTNU equipment Siever’ SJ
  • Abrasivity NTNU equipment AV + AVS
  • Slake durability apparatus
  • Equipment for acoustic emission and acoustic measurement
  • Sonic velocity equipment
  • Permeability equipment

Sample Preparation and Cutting

  • Uni and triax Compression testing unit (2000 kN)
  • Compression testing unit (200 kN)
  • Compression, tension testing unit (50, 10, 5 kN)
  • Triaxial cells (Hoek, LEGEP, SBELL)
  • Point load test equipment (55 kN)
  • Fracture toughness testing equipment
  • Creep test equipment for shear, uni & triaxial compression test
  • Strain gauges for deformation
  • Oedometer apparatus for swelling
  • Abrasivity Cerchar
  • Abrasivity LCPC apparatus
  • Abrasivity NTNU equipment Siever’ SJ
  • Abrasivity NTNU equipment AV + AVS
  • Slake durability apparatus
  • Equipment for acoustic emission and acoustic measurement
  • Sonic velocity equipment
  • Permeability equipment

Others 

  • High Speed Video camera, acquisition cards, computer and software
  • GDS controllers (32, 16 and 8 MPa)
  • Oscilloscope
  • Hydraulic jack
  • Freezing chamber (-17°C)
  • Acquisition devices
  • Load, displacement, pressure sensors
  • Precision balance equipment
For more information please contact Laurent Gastaldo