Rock Deformation Equipment

Resources

The research performed by the group involves laboratory and in-situ experiments carried out with state of the art seismic acquisition equipment.  Data is analyzed and visualized with sophisticated processing software and numerical models are often generated for enhanced interpretation and understanding of the relevant physical processes.  Below are listed some of the resources of the research group.  Click on the links for more information.

Rock Deformation Equipment Table Mounted Testing Equipment High Precision, High Pressure Syringe Pumps Acoustic Emission Sensors and Preamplifiers High Speed Data Acquisition Systems Seismic Processing Software Numerical Modelling Software Computer Cluster Hydrostatic Deformation and Geophysical Imaging Cell

Keywords

  • Hydrostatic Deformation and Geophysical Imaging Cell
  • True-Triaxial Loading Frame
  • Triaxial Geophysical Imaging Cell
  • True-Triaxial Geophysical Imaging Cell

Hydrostatic Deformation and Geophysical Imaging Cell

The Floor Standing Acoustic System (FSAS) was built by Ergotech Ltd, and has the following capabilities:

  • 100kN maximum axial load
  • 100MPa maximum confining 'Hoek' cell
  • 200ºC maximum cell temperature
  • P, S1, S2 axial velocity measurement
  • Permeability platens
True-Triaxial Loading Frame (MTS)

True-Triaxial Loading Frame (MTS)

A polyaxial servo-controlled rock deformation system allowing 6800kN axial force and 3400kN lateral forces (2” stroke).

Triaxial Geophysical Imaging Cell (ErgoTech Ltd)

Triaxial Geophysical Imaging Cell (ErgoTech Ltd)

  • 50mm diameter 125mm long cylindrical samples
  • 104MPa confinement stress
  • 18 AE sensors (dual mode receiver and pulser)
  • Continuous AE waveform recording and velocity surveys using AE sensors
  • P,S1,S2 velocity measurements in three axes
  • Permeability measurement
  • Pore pressure control
  • 200 ºC temperature
  • Stress strain measurement
True-Triaxial Geophysical Imaging Cell (ErgoTech Ltd)

True-Triaxial Geophysical Imaging Cell (ErgoTech Ltd)

 

  • 8 cm cubic samples
  • Up to 1063MPa vertical stress, 532MPa lateral stress
  • 18 AE sensors (dual mode receiver and pulser)
  • Continuous AE waveform recording and velocity surveys using AE sensors
  • Dedicated P,S1,S2 velocity measurements in three axes.
  • Resistivity measurements in three axes
  • Permeability measurements in three axes
  • Pore pressure control
  • 200ºC temperature
  • Stress strain measurement

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