Brazilian Test Apparatus is designed to test specimens from 50 mm dia to 100 mm dia having thickness equal to half of the diameter for determination of Indirect Tensile Strength of rocks.
The specimen is held in circular jaws, this is primarily similar to a compression Machine and consists of a small load frame having sturdy base with two vertical threaded rods and an adjustable cross head. The hydraulic jack is ﬁtted at the centre of the base of the load frame. The jack of the load frame is self-retracting and two plain platens are supplied.
A pressure gauge capacity is 0-100 x 1 kN is ﬁxed at the base of jack.
A maximum pointer is also provided on the gauge, a pair of semicircular platens for Ø 50mm samples also provided.
The other Pair of jaws should be ordered separately.