Rock Mechanics Laboratory

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The Rock Mechanics Laboratory (RML) uses the latest technology high-pressure hydraulic presses, combined with high-speed sensors, to measure the properties of minerals and rocks under simulated real-world geo-engineered scenarios. This includes rock strength (fracture), permeability (the ability of fluids to migrate though porous rock), and how rock faulting generates signals that we record as seismic waves. The equipment has the ability to safely reproduce a range of conditions in the Earth Sciences, from the high temperatures of volcanoes to the high stresses in deep mining environments, to better understand our dynamic planet.
Effective start/end date1/02/12 → …


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