The tests are performed in a triaxial cell capable of supporting up to 100 MPa for confining and deviatoric stress on geo-materials cored or manufactured in diameters ranging from 20 mm to 100 mm and heights from 40 to 200 mm.

Multiple sensors can continuously monitor axial and radial deformations of the sample, as the parameters of pressure applied.

 

The tests can be performed at room temperature, but there are also different versions of the equipment that can be heated up to 200 °C.

 

In addition to the axial and radial pressures that can carry many mechanical tests, the sample can be subjected to a pressure drainage, gas or liquid. It is then possible to perform permeability tests.


The unit is managed with an Industrial Control System that allows real time monitoring all measured parameters and controlling the different pressure circuits.