Geological Engineering Rock Mechanics Facility

The geological engineering program has a well-equipped rock mechanics lab. The facility is used for teaching undergraduate geological engineering students, conducting graduate student research, and performing contract work for industry.

Rock Mechanics Testing Includes:

  • Density and porosity
  • Resistivity
  • Permeability
  • Point load
  • Magnetic susceptibility
  • Cerchar Abrasivity
  • P and S wave single velocity
  • Thermal conductivity (only unfrozen samples)
  • Brazilian
  • UCS, with or without strain
  • Triaxial
  • Uniaxial creep