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- Research Areas
- Research Groups and Affiliated Institutes
- All Facilities
- Diamond Anvil Cell
- Instrumentation Development Workshop
- Mantle Rheology
- Rock Preparation
- Scanning Electron Microscope
- SEM charges
- X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory
- Environmental Sedimentology Facility
- The Micropalaeontology Laboratories
- Wolfson Laboratory for Environmental Geochemistry
- Cross-Faculty Elemental Analysis Facility
- Sediment Deformation
- Rock Mechanics
- Fracture Mechanics
- Ice Physics
- Fluid Dynamics
- Geophys Equipment
- SEM Laboratory Charges.
- Engineering Design & Development
- Biogeochemistry Laboratory
- All Facilities
- PhD Topics
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Thinking of studying earth sciences?
- Location: Room OB15a, Basement, Kathleen Lonsdale Building
- Telephone Extension: 32388
- Laboratory Manager: Prof Peter Sammonds
Research Equipment includes:
Triaxial Deformation Cells
Triaxial deformation cell for sediments operating at low temperatures
and pressures (70 MPa), incorporating three 70 MPa pore fluid
intensifiers, utilizing a 2600 kN servo-controlled actuator,
with permeability measurements on 3 axes, using 80mm diameter core specimens.
Two triaxial deformation cells for sediments operating at low temperatures and pressures (70 MPa), incorporating a 70 MPa pore fluid intensifier, utilizing 250 kN servo-controlled actuators, using 38mm diameter by 76mm long specimens.
Triaxial Soil Cell
For conducting experiments to determine the mechanical properties
of soils. Operating at confining pressure of 1.5 MPa. According to the real conditions, usuallay CD, CU and UU tests
can be undertaken. Strain rate, different confining pressures
can be applied.
Constitutive relationship and strength properties can be studied combined with tests with other machines.