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Rock Swell Test by the Hennke Method ISRM

Rock Testing

Item UKAS Description £ Unit
12.15   Bulk Density of Rock
 
12.00 per test
12.19   Determination of direct shear strength by hoek shearbox (3 Pressures)
 
365.00 per set of 3
12.02   Determination of moisture content of a Rock Specimen.
ISRM / BS 1377/2/3.3 2/2 
3.80 per test
12.00 UKAS  Determination of Point Load Value Axial or Diametrical including WC
ISRM Suggested Method for Point Load Strength 1974-2006 
6.00 per test
12.10   Determination of the Cerchar abrasivity value per set of four values.
 
73.50 per set
12.13   Determination of the indirect tensile strength by the Brazil method.
ISRM / BS 1377/2/3.3 2/8 
37.00 per test
12.05   Determination of the porosity and density using saturation and buoyancy techniques.
ISRM Part 1.2 1974-2006 / BS 1377/2/3.3 2/2 
24.00 per test
12.04   Determination of the porosity and density using saturation and calliper techniques.
ISRM Part 1.3 1974-2006 / BS 1377/2/3.3 2/2 
21.00 per test
12.09   Determination of the Shore Schleroscope hardness - per 20 No. determinations.
 
73.50 per set
12.08   Determination of the slake durability index, two cycles.
ISRM / BS 1377/2/3.3 2/2 
45.00 per test
12.11   Extra over item 12.1 for sample preparation.
 
4.00 per specimen
12.16   Extra over items for re-coring of sample for rock testing.
 
26.25 per test
12.18a   Major Element Analysis fused bead
 
75.00 sample
12.14   Petrographic analysis by optical microscopy: preparation of thin section, composition by modal analysis (grains, cement, pores), petrographic description including pore size measurement, annotated photomicrographs,
 
360.00 per test
12.01 UKAS  Point load strength index test 10 Determinations. Including 1 water content
ISRM / BS 1377/2/3.3 Brock & Franklin 1972. 
40.00 per set
12.06a   Uniaxial Compressive Strength of Rock Materials with sample preparation for 170-250mm Diameter Cores.
 
58.00 per test
12.06   Uniaxial Compressive Strength of Rock Materials with Sample Preperation Charge for 54-165mm Diameter Cores
ISRM Part 1 Methods For Rock Characterisation 1974-2006 
52.00 per test
12.17   X-ray diffraction test Bulk & Clay on Same Sample
 
195.00 per test
12.07   Youngs Modulus & Poissons Ratio
(ISRM : Parts 1 & 2 : 1974-2006) 
120.00 per test

Testing Carried out in accordance with International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) Standards and other recognised standards

Compressive Strength of Rock cores

  • Diamond core drilling for provision of test cores
  • Density of concrete specimen

Relative density and water absorption

  • Water Content
  • SMC of Rock
  • Specific Gravity
  • Porosity Density
  • Saturation and Caliper
  • Saturation and Buoyancy

UCS

  • On cores up to 112mm

Young's Modulus and Poisson's Ratio

  • Triaxial Compression
  • Drained Triaxial Tests
  • Tensile Test (Brazilian Disk)
  • Hoek Shearbox Test
  • Shore’s Scleroscope
  • Point Load Test

Other

  • Thin Section Analysis
  • X Ray Diffraction
  • Clay mineralogy
  • Petrographic Analysis of Rock
  • Microprobe analysis