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Frost Laboratory

In the Frost laboratory we test solutions for water and frost protection of tunnels.

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The Frost laboratory consists of two rooms with a total area of approx. 20 m2. The rooms are fully insulated and divided by a 1.5 m thick granite wall. Each side of the wall simulates a situation with rock mass and tunnel side. The temperature in the two rooms can be regulated between +10 and -20 ° C. 

The laboratory offers several opportunities for experimental setup, with instrumentation, monitoring and analysing of the heat flux between the rock mass and the tunnel, and also testing of the behaviour of technical solutions when loading temperature changes. 

Contact information

Visits and delivery of samples:

Rock and Soil Mechanics laboratories
S.P. Andersens vei 13 A 
7031 Trondheim 

Contact: Joakim Eggen