SERVICES

The testing services offered include the full range of Soil Mechanics and Rock Mechanics tests. A list of the executed tests is given. Advanced testing is also performed and can be designed according to the specific testing requirements of the Client.

Soil Mechanics testing

The tests are executed according to Greek Regulations (and American Soil Testing Methods (ASTM).

  • Tests for determination of physical soil characteristics
    • Particle Size Distribution (sieve analysis)
    • Atterberg Limits (Liquid, Plastic & Shrinkage Limits)
    • Water Content
    • Bulk & Dry Density
    • Specific Gravity
  • Oedometer testing
    • Consolidation
    • Swelling
  • Permeability in a consolidation cell
  • Unconfined Compressive Strength
  • Shear strength testing
    • Direct Shear test
    • Consolidated drained Shear test
  • Laboratory Vane – Shear Strength
  • Pocket Penetrometer
  • Triaxial testing
    • Unconsolidated undrained test (UU)
    • Consolidated undrained with pore pressure (CUPP)
    • Consolidated drained (CD)
  • Proctor test (dry Density / Moisture Content Relationship)
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR)
Tests for determination of physical soil characteristics
Consolidation testing
Tests for determination of physical soil characteristics
Triaxial testing
Unconfined compression testing
Shear testing

Rock Mechanics testing

The tests are executed according to Greek Regulations and the International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM) specifications.

  • Uniaxial Compressive Strength test (including Young’s Modulus and Poisson’s Ratio determination)
  • Triaxial Compression test on rock cores
  • Tensile tests (Brazilian)
  • Point Load test
  • Slake Durability test
  • Schmidt hammer test
  • Shearbox test on rock discontinuities
  • Ultrasonic wave velocity test
  • Abrasivity test (Cerchar)
Uniaxial compression testing
Uniaxial compression testing
Uniaxial compression testing