Experimental Rock Deformation Laboratory

GFZ - German Research Centre for Geosciences
last updated: July 19, 2023

About the Laboratory

Experimental Rock Deformation Laboratory

GFZ - German Research Centre for Geosciences
@ Section 4.2 Geomechanics and Scientific Drilling
This Laboratory is part of:
  • GFZ Research Infrastructure: Large Infrastructure LI
  • Networks: Geo.X

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Description

For rock deformation experiments we handle different apparatuses, allowing to perform brittle (low temperature) tests on large rock samples (MTS servo-hydraulic press) and high temperature (ductile) experiments on small samples (Paterson-type gas deformation apparatus at high confining pressure, uniaxial creep rig at atmospheric pressure). The following facilities are operated: servohydraulic MTS press, gas deformation apparatus and high temperature creep apparatus.

Instruments

  • Gas Deformation Apparatus
  • High Temperature Creep Apparatus
  • Servohydraulic MTS Press

Analytical Methods

  • Triaxial Deformation and Torsion Experiments
  • High-Temperature Creep Tests
  • Acoustic Emission Measurements
  • Ultrasonic Velocity Measurements

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