Testing

Our lab features special higher-pressure, high-temperature mechanical testing capability. The lab operates a 160-MPa isotropic compression device and a 1-million pound temperature-controlled triaxial device with maximum confining pressure 140 MPa and temperature 400 F. With a specifically designed oedometer cell, we have the capability of 160-MPa oedometer tests coupled with permeability measurements,

The lab also offers regular geotechnical tests such as grain size analysis, relative density, specific gravity, Atterberg limit, Tempe cell, fixed/flexible wall permeability, triaxial and direct shear tests. Please contact Prof. Zhang for prices and other questions.