Inside Our Labs

UT GeoMechanics Lab

  • 750 ft2 of climate controlled laboratory space
  • 200 ft2 resedimentation laboratory and sediment library
  • Two general-use workstations and communal meeting area
  • Three 20,000 lb. computer controlled load frames
  • One 40,000 lb. computer controlled load frame
  • Computer controlled constant rate of strain, flow through permeability, and triaxial soil testing
  • Lab-wide universal data acquisition system and wi-fi
  • Lathe, drill press, and band saw along with a well-stocked selection of hand and power tools
  • High-pressure biaxial core holder, ultra-high resolution Quizix pumps housed in a temperature controlled blast box
  • Extensive online testing database housing results from every test run in the lab

For more information on the UT GeoMechanics Lab please visit our website.

MIT Experimental Facilities

  • 6,000 square feet of laboratory space
  • 1.4 m radius, 15 g-ton, balanced beam centrifuge
  • Fully automated and high pressure triaxial
  • equipment for soil and rock testing
  • Industrial radiography
  • Nanoindentation and related equipment
  • Computer-controlled consolidation
  • Fully equipped machine shop
  • High-speed visualization technology

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