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Rock and Soil Mechanics laboratories

SINTEF and NTNU offer a wide range of rock- and soil laboratory services and field investigations in a joint research and development laboratory.

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SINTEF and NTNU have a close cooperation and a joint ownership of the laboratory infrastructure within engineering geological and rock mechanical testing.

The laboratories are, in addition to standardised testing, used for research and development. The aim is to continuously improve the knowledge and understanding of how different properties affect the strength and durability of geological materials.

The Rock- and Soil Mechanics Laboratories moved into a brand new building in 2019. The new building provides plenty of room, a stream-lined receival and distribution of test samples to the various test locations.

Laboratories and Field investigation

Natural Stone Laboratory

Natural Stone Laboratory

We perform testing for CE marking and annual inspection for manufacturers and suppliers of natural stone products.

Engineering Geology Laboratory

Engineering Geology Laboratory

Analyses of geological materials provide knowledge of conditions that affect the time, cost and stability of construction in rock and soil.

Rock Mechanical Laboratory

Rock Mechanical Laboratory

Knowledge of the mechanical properties of rock is crucial for planning and design of infrastructure projects in rock.

Frost Laboratory

Frost Laboratory

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

Contact information

Visits and delivery of samples:

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

Contact: Joakim Eggen