University of Texas Institute for Geophysics Facilities

GeoMechanics Laboratory

In the GeoMechanics Lab we determine properties of sediments taken from below the seafloor.  This is material that is collected on IODP (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program) cruises.  Contact Peter Flemings for more information.


We run the following tests to determine sediment properties:

GeoMechanics Lab

  • CRS (constant rate of strain) tests
  • Grain size analysis
  • Flow through permeability
  • We are developing techniques for resedimenting silt-clay mixtures to provide homogeneous experimental material.