Rock Mechanics

Rock Mechanics Rock Mechanics Testing Catalogue

Rock Mechanics is a branch of geotechnical engineering and includes the theoretical and applied sciences of the mechanical behaviour of rock and rock masses. Rock testing includes laboratory as well as field testing and allows for methods of computation and field observation of structural behavior. Slopes, tunneling, dams foundations and surface constructions requires the characterization of involved rocks and the analysis of their reaction to induced stresses.Read More...

It is common for Rock samples to be subjected to defined stress conditions in order to determine the stress-stran relationships. All these phenomena can be mathematically described and used for mechanical design simulations.

Rock samples require careful sample preperation from cores in order to fuly analyze their proerties. Sample machinery include coring machines, general masonry saws, core trimmers, rock epcimen grinding machines as well as rock sample verification apparatus systems. Properties such as the roughess, stength and permeability can be further examined with the use of our diverse line of Rock Mechanic apparatus systems. Following precise sample preperation, rock samples can undergo Uniaxial and triaxial testing systems in order to identify the rock splitting and crushing properties.

Further tests are available for the testing of Rock samples which will allow for further analysis of the mechanical properties. Contact your NextGen representative today to further discuss how we can be your Quality Control solution.

Products

Rock Specimen Grinding Machine

Rock Specimen Grinding Machine

Used to grind and polish rock and concrete specimens, natural stones, ceramic materials, etc. Proposed in two versions.

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Rock, Concrete and Masonry Saw

Rock, Concrete and Masonry Saw

This universal saw, completed with the suitable accessories, can be used to cut concrete and rock cores, and irregular rock samples in order to obtain geometrically defined samples. It can be fit with 300 to 450 mm dia. blades.

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Rock Shear Box Apparatus

Rock Shear Box Apparatus

This apparatus was originally developed at Imperial College, London, by Professor E. Hoek. It is a simple and practical method of determining the strength and slope stability of rock, both in the field and in the laboratory.

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Rock Strength Index Apparatus

Rock Strength Index Apparatus

The apparatus consists of a load frame 60 kN cap. with a hydraulic loading ram actuated by a hand pump. The frame is adjustable for testing samples up to 102 mm dia.

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Core Trimmer and Cut-Off Machine - NG-CoreTrim

Core Trimmer and Cut-Off Machine - NG-CoreTrim

NG-CoreTrim is used to obtain rock samples perfectly machined (cube, prisms, etc) from irregular rock or core pieces. It is supplied complete with a proper vice to hold irregular pieces firmly in place up to 7x14

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Laboratory Coring Machine and Bits

Laboratory Coring Machine and Bits

This machine is specifically used in the laboratory for cutting core samples from hard materials such as rock and concrete.

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