FF GeoMechanics has a rock mechanics laboratory with the latest equipment, calibrated by CESMEC (Bureau Veritas)
and with accredited professionals according to NCh-ISO-17025: 2005 regulations.

Types of tests

Sample Preparation
Preparation of test pieces from the witnesses (Cutting, Rectification).
Preparation of rock core specimens from boulders (cutting, grinding and polishing).

Non-destructive Tests
Unit weight (bulk density) of rock
Moisture content and porosity of rock
Pulse velocity (Vp and Vs) and dynamic elastic constants
Wave speed (Vp and Vs).
Tilt test.

Destructive tests
・Unconfined uniaxial compressive test (with and without static moduli).
・Triaxial confined compressive test (with and without static moduli).
・Brazilian indirect tensile strength
・Direct shear test
・Point load test
・Slake durability test
・Indirect traction test (Saturated Brazilian Method).
・Direct cutting test.
・Punctual cut test.
・Durability test (Slake Durability Testing).

“In-Situ” Testing
Dynamic cone penetrometer (DCP) Test.

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