Near Field Processes (NF-PRO) - Experimental Setup
The laboratory programme consists of long-term, controlled saturation/desaturation experiments with the two granite cores. The experimental setup allows continuous recording of the TDR reflectograms and changes in the weight of the granite cores.
The experiments will be carried out under controlled temperature and relative humidity conditions of the air around the cores. Two experiments run in parallel:
- long-term controlled saturation and desaturation test on the matrix core, and
- controlled saturation and desaturation test followed by a tracer test on the shear zone core.
Near Field Processes (NF-PRO) Experiment