Accession Number : AD0701419

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF A TRIAXIAL TESTING MACHINE FOR EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES OF ROCK DEFORMATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 2 Oct 68-15 Dec 69,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV BOULDER DEPT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Braddock,William A.

Report Date : 30 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A triaxial testing machine has been constructed and partially tested. The machine will be used to study the mechanical properties of rocks under the following experimental conditions: Temperature; 0-500 degrees C: Confining pressures; 0-30,000 psi: Differential axial stress; 0-100,000 psi: strain rates .0001, .000001, .0000001, and .00000001/sec. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEDIMENTARY ROCK, DEFORMATION), (*TEST EQUIPMENT, DESIGN), CONFIGURATION, PRESSURE VESSELS, COOLANT PUMPS, HEATING ELEMENTS, PISTONS, DRIVES, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, CALIBRATION

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE