ROCK TESTING

Our modern laboratories boast the latest in technology with regards to testing, including:
 

  • Rock sawing facilities for core preparation

  • Precision end face grinder allowing machining of both core faces simultaneously

  • Two Compression machines for rock UCS testing

  • Extensometers allowing Young’s Modulus and Poisson’s Ratio to be integrated with UCS testing

  • 100mm Direct shear units with electronic data acquisition, with maximum confining pressures of 1600 kPa

 

 

 

 

Material Evaluation – Rock (Australian Standards, RMS & ASTM)

  • RMS T222 Indirect Tensile Strength of Rock Drill Core – Brazilian Test

  • RMS T223 Determination of the Point Load Strength of Rock Specimen (Axial and Diametral)

  • RMS T226 Petrographic Examination of Rock in Thin Section and Polished Thin Section

  • RMS T229 Unconfined Compressive Strength of Rock Core

 

Material Evaluation – Rock (Australian Standards)

  • AS 4133 1.1.1 Determination of Rock Moisture Content of Rock – Oven Drying Method

  • AS 4133 2.1.1 Determination of rock porosity and dry density – Saturation and calliper techniques

  • AS 4133 2.1.2 Determination of rock porosity and dry density – Saturation and buoyancy techniques

  • AS 4133.3.4 Determination of the Slake Durability Index of Rock Samples (2 Cycles)

  • AS 4133 4.1 Determination of Point Load Strength Index (Axial and Diametral)

  • AS 4133 4.2.1 Determination of Uniaxial Compressive Strength of Rock (>50 MPa)

  • AS4133 4.2.2 Determination of Uniaxial Compressive Strength of Rock (<50 MPa)

  • AS 4133 4.2.1 & 4.3.1 Determination of Uniaxial Compressive Strength and Deformability of Rock Material (Young’s Modulus & Poisson’s Ratio) (>50 MPa)

  • AS 4133 4.2.2 & 4.3.2 Determination of Uniaxial Compressive Strength and Deformability of Rock Material (Young’s Modulus & Poisson’s Ratio) (<50 MPa)

 

Material Evaluation – Rock (ASTM & In house Methods)

  • ASTM D3967 – 08 Splitting Tensile Strength of Intact Rock Core Specimens – Brazilian Test

  • ASTM D5607 Three Stage Direct Shear (Multi Stage on One Sample) – Peak and Residual

  • ASTM D5607 Single Stage Direct Shear (Separate Stage on Separate Sample)

  • ASTM D7625 Determination of abrasiveness of rock using the CERCHAR Method

  • Skelograf Method Rock Hardness Index

Our Laboratories are NATA accredited for the following:

MACQUARIE GEOTECH

(02) 6332 2011

3 Watt Dr, Bathurst NSW 2795, Australia

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