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The individual tests used in the above predictive tests are described here:

*Physical Properties

 (the results of non destructive tests)

*Mechanical properties

 (the results of destructive tests)




*Empirical correlations and predictions

*Splitting Tensile Strength of Intact Rock Core

 (ASTM 3967)

Our Laboratory has acquired the latest technology in rock testing with a unique assemblage of equipment.

The primary aim of this specialist rock testing laboratory is to predict the performance of rock excavating equipment under various geological conditions.

We have suites of tests to predict the performance of  the following equipment under different  geological conditions :

  • Diamond Drilling

  • Percussive Drilling – DTH

  • Percussive Drilling – Top Hammer

  • Raise and Shaft Drilling over 2 m diameter

  • Raise borders under 3 m diameter

  • Road Headers

  • Rotary Drilling

  • Trenching

  • Tunnel Boring Machines

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