Geology Lab

The Geology Laboratory at Kurdistan Institution for Strategic Studies and Scientific Research is used for a wide range of rock and soil testing activities, collecting, processing, testing and interpreting data related to the geotechnical, mining and petroleum sectors around the world. The laboratory is used for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching research projects and industrial consultancy. Moreover, Geology Laboratory is able to carry out soil and rock testing from triaxle testing, direct shear tests, Density tests to Slake Durability and permeability tests all to ISRM, CIRIA, Eurocode and other recognised standards.

The range of tests available means we can calculate material properties such as confined and unconfined compressive strength, relative density and water absorption, youngs modulas and poissons ratio. The Geology Laboratory is supported by other departmental laboratory facilities enabling us to compliment tests with thin section analysis, X-ray diffraction, pulse decay permeametry, computerised axial tomography and other advanced techniques to establish the properties and behaviour of rocks and soils.

The Geology Lab includes the following equipments:

  • Reservoir
  • Permeability tester
  • Porosimeter
  • Core driller
  • Cutting
  • Grinder and Polisher
  • Florescence
  • DM6000 Microscope