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Rock Swell Test by the Hennke Method ISRM

Rock Testing

Item UKAS Description Unit

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


  • 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


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