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Photo: High velocity friction experiment in low permeability sandstone

Experimental Rock Deformation

 

 

A range of experimental deformation......

Sample failing through the development of a
macroscopic shear fracture in uniaxial compression

 

High velocity experiments in gabbro and low permeability sandstone on the Shimamoto HV1 apparatus, now with the physical property research group at the Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research (JAMSTEC).

 

Even higher velocity experiments on SHIVA, at INGV Rome.

 

The infamous "Yan's blob"

 

Split-bar Hopkinson shock experiments, attempting to preproduce pulverized rocks at strain rates up to and over 100/s