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QRT-series Quick release triaxial cell

The Quick Release Triaxial Cell allows fast and easy testing of specimens with diameters ranging from 21.5 mm (EX) to 54 mm (NX). The specimen and top & bottom platens are fitted in a heat-shrinkable sleeve. The assembly is then lowered and centered in the cell by means of a guiding tool. Once this has been achieved three lateral actuators instrumented with pressure-compensated LVDTs are brought into contact with the sleeve to precisely measure diametral strains. Axial strains are measured with three averaging vertical LVDTs. The QRT series cell shall be implemented in a system encompassing an external axial load actuator such as a load frame and one or more high pressure pumps to inject fluids and apply confining pressure.


Maximum axial load

500 kN

Maximum confining pressure

70 MPa



Specimen diameter 

up to 54.7 mm (NX)

Specimen height

twice the diameter

Confining and pore ports

1/8 inch

Wetted part material

Stainless steel


Quick specimen setup.

Axial and radial strain measurements.

Upper platen provided with a spherical seat to compensate for non-parallel specimen ends.

Hardened stainless steel construction.

Bottom pore pressure plumbing provided for effective stress measurements. 

Includes triaxial software and automatic data acquisition 

The LVDTS eliminate the time-consuming task of gluing strain gages onto the specimen to measure radial strains

Ideal for the classroom.

Download Quick release triaxial cell.pdf


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