GCTS Triaxial Testing Systems were designed to quickly and easily perform triaxial tests on rock specimens. These systems can be configured with a wide range of load capacities, pressure capacities, temperature ratings, specimen sizes and frame stiffnesses to provide a unique system for each customer. Each system is equipped with our state-of-the-art servo-controller and software to automatically perform a complete triaxial test from start to finish, including multi-stage procedures.
The RTR Series of systems feature a box load frame with an integrated cell lift and locking mechanism. A single button raises and lowers the cell and locks it in place – no bolts are needed! This drastically reduces the preparation time between tests, easily doubling the number of tests that can be performed in a single day compared to standard testing systems. Each system can be upgraded to perform a variety of tests in addition to standard triaxial testing, including indirect tension, pulse-decay permeability, and even direct shear!
GCTS also offers the RTX Series of systems, which include a four-column load frame and stand-alone triaxial cell in addition to our servo-controller and automatic testing software.
ASTM D4543 Standard Practices for Preparing Rock Core as Cylindrical Test Specimens and Verifying Conformance to Dimensional and Shape Tolerances
ASTM D7012 Standard Test Methods for Compressive Strength and Elastic Moduli of Intact Rock Core Specimens under Varying States of Stress and Temperatures
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