Shop Equipment

Equipment Provided in the Mining Facilities

Shop facilities which are available to all rock mechanics oriented research staff include a large diameter diamond slab saw, a portable diamond coring drill, a metal and rock lathe and assorted grinding tools. This equipment is designed to be used primarily for preparation of rock samples for rock mechanics structural testing either by the rock mechanics technician or by trained and qualified students. A limited amount of metal and wood fabrication equipment is maintained within the Departmental shop facilities. Where such materials are required to be machined, work is contracted out to other Departments or to commercial facilities.

Rock Mechanics Lab