B Check Rock Test Equipment

The B-Check is a pre-test to check that the specimen is sufficiently saturated by measuring the Skempton pore water pressure parameter B. The cell pressure is increased to the specified value whilst the back pressure remains on hold volume (i.e. the undrained state). The system compares the change in pore pressure (Δu) caused by the increase in cell pressure (Δσ3). The value of B is calculated as Δu/Δσ3.  If your GDS triaxial testing system has a cell pressure controller and a pore pressure transducer, then the B-check is automated within the GDSLAB software. Please note: Some apparatus may require additional components or software modules to perform certain tests.

The following rock test equipment can perform the B Check rock test:-