Geomechanics Lab.txt

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Basic Specifications
Overseeing Organization Sandia National Laboratories (Water Power)
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Laboratory
Testing Capability Type Structural
Testing Capability Characterization, Loads




Participation in TEAMER
TEAMER Facility Yes
TEAMER Facility Type Bench/Lab
TEAMER Capability Component and Power testing, Cost and Performance modeling, Composite structure (non-blade) testing, General component testing, Operational modeling, Performance metrics analysis, Structural testing
TEAMER Description The Geomechanics Laboratory enables you to measure seabed strength properties under a wide range of simulated service conditions up to very high, cyclic pressures and complex load paths. Staff at the laboratory can determine and perform the appropriate lab tests to parameterize constitutive models needed in geotechnical numerical modeling of coupled poromechnical processes, for example, to assess the potential impact of cyclic loading from mooring lines on loss of strength of seafloor sediment near an anchor or the creep of anchors into shallower sediments. They also have experiments that determine the accuracy of design procedures in the laboratory.


Towing Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities
Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Wind Capabilities
Control and Data Acquisition
Data Generation Capability
Test Services
Special Characteristics

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