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:

  1. long-term controlled saturation and desaturation test on the matrix core, and

  2. controlled saturation and desaturation test followed by a tracer test on the shear zone core.

Experimental Setup
Experimental Setup


Near Field Processes (NF-PRO) Experiment Diffusion - Long Term Diffusion project (LTD)