rock laboratory

Laboratorio rocce
Laboratorio rocce

The laboratory is authorized by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation for the execution and certification of Tests on rocks (sector B), aggregates and external tests in compliance with circular n. 7618/STC 2010 ART.59 D.P.R. 380/01.

Physical-chemical and petrographical characterization

  • Unit weight, water content, porosity, imbibition coefficient, water depth penetration, carbonate content, petrographic and modal analysis, rock quality index, equivalent quartz content, diffractometric analysis

Geomechanical characterization

  • Uniaxial and triaxial compression and determination of deformability and intrinsic strength parameters of the rock
  • Indirect tensile strength “Brazilian” test
  • Creep tests
  • Elastic P and S wave velocity measurement in free and weight-bearing conditions
  • Direct shear test and determination of parameters “c” e “φ”
  • Slake Durability Test
  • Geomechanical indices
  • Tilt Test
  • Point Load Test
  • Determination of swelling indices and swelling pressure

Characterization of mechanised excavation

  • CERCHAR hardness and abrasion tests
  • LCPC abrasion index
  • Cone indenter hardness
  • Punch penetration test
  • Perforability test (Siever’s Test)
  • Impact tests (Brittleness Test)
  • DRI and CLI indices

Tests for natural construction stones in compliance with CE standards

  • Petrographic description
  • Bending resistance
  • Compression resistance
  • Unit weight and porosity
  • Frost resistance
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Slip resistance
  • Water absorption