Thermo-Hydro-Dynamic triaxial system

       The GDS Thermo-Hydro-Dynamic Triaxial Testing System is a dynamic triaxial system, based on an axially-stiff load frame with a beam mounted electro-mechanical actuator with the capacity of exerting force up to 10kN and a dynamic force with a frequency of 5Hz or less with multiple waveforms.

       The system is capable of applying temperature ranging from -20°C to 100°C, due to the use of oil as confining fluid instead of water. The cell is thermally insulated and can withhold a pressure of 2.0 MPa.

       The instrument was acquired through Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).