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BDC-series Balanced deviatoric triaxial cell


The BDC-series balanced ram deviatoric triaxial cells are specifically designed for rock triaxial tests that do not require an external frame to apply axial loads. The cell includes a hydraulic built-in deviator chamber to apply the axial load on the specimen. The cell hosts an axial load ram that self-compensâtes the up thrust exerted by the cell pressure. Moreover,this great feature prevents the cell pressure load from being expended on the load frame, thereby reducing the load frame capacity amount required to achieve the same deviatoric stress. The sample is fitted into a Teflon sleeve between hardened steel endcaps and the assembly is immersed in confining pressurized oil. Electrical feed-through connectors are embedded at the cell base to allow the use of in-vessel instrumentation. Top & bottom pore fluid ports at both upper and lower platens are an integral feature of the cell architecture. Different diameter platens can be supplied to perform custom sample geometry tests. If required, the cell can also be provided with a heating system.


Maximum cell pressure

70 / 140 MPa

Maximum axial load

Model 1: 1,000 kN

Model 2: 2,500 kN


up to 150°C (300F)

Specimen diameter

Model 1: up to 54.7 mm (NX)

Model 2: up to 100 mm

Specimen length

twice the diameter

Pore ports

1/8 inch

Confining ports

1/4 inch

Sleeve material


Wetted part material:

Stainless steel

(The specifications can be modified upon request)


Built-in deviatoric chamber, no external load frame required

Self-compensated ram allowing zero ram up thrust

Confining pressure changes have no influence on the axial loading

Models available for different specimen sizes


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