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Sediment Deformation Laboratory

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.