Newly designed cell for triaxial testing

Hamid Roshan, Adel Lv, Hossein Masoumi

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A modified version of conventional Hoek cell (QRT Cell) has been designed and developed for advanced triaxial testing. QRT cell is capable of capturing radial deformation of the core samples through a new set of Linear Variable Differential Transducer (LVDT) designed to attach to core sample diametrically. The cell has significant advantage of minimal setup time, measuring permeability and controlling the temperature during the experiment with high accuracy. A number of triaxial experiments were performed on Gosford sandstone using the new cell to demonstrate its intrinsic advantages.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventUS Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2018 - Seattle, United States of America
Duration: 17 Jun 201820 Jun 2018
Conference number: 52nd


ConferenceUS Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America

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