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
・Preparation of test pieces from the witnesses (Cutting, Rectification).
・Preparation of rock core specimens from boulders (cutting, grinding and polishing).
・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).
・Determination of elastic dynamic modulus.
・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).
・Dynamic cone penetrometer (DCP) Test.
・Bore-hole video-endoscopic suavy (up to 40m length).
・Bore-hole video-endoscopic suavy (up to 120m length).