Rock mechanics-mining

The Institution of Mining and Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Miskolc boasts a well-developed rock mechanics laboratory, equipped with specialized tools catering to the mining industry’s testing requirements. This includes compressive, tensile, and bend tests for various loading conditions, applicable not only to rocks but also various construction materials. The laboratory provides linear and hyperbolic failure curves, offering valuable insights into material behavior.


  • Uniaxial compressive test
  • Triaxial compressive test up to 600 bars confining pressure
  • Brazilian test
  • Bend test
  • Determination of linear and hyperbolic failure curves

COMPUTER AIDED MINE DESIGN, MODELING, AND VALUATION OF MINERAL DEPOSITS: The university is in the process of developing laboratories for computer-aided mine design, modeling mineral deposits, and assessing their value. Computational tools will facilitate 3D modeling of mineral deposits and mining facilities, aiding in mine design, extraction planning, and decision-making.

VIBRATION MEASUREMENTS FOR MINIMIZING ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF BLASTING: The university addresses the environmental impact of mining, particularly noise and vibration resulting from blasting. Accurate knowledge of seismic conditions is crucial for responsible blast design and efficient mine management.


  • Rock sample preparation using dry and wet cutting machines
  • Strength tests including uniaxial and triaxial compressive tests, Brazilian tests, and bend tests
  • Determination of linear and hyperbolic failure curves
  • Vibration measurements for environmental impact assessment


  • Compression machines (up to 25, 100, and 1000 kN loads)
  • HBM data acquiring system
  • Controls measuring system (up to 3000 kN loads)
  • Core drills
  • Hurricane 12ch modular multi-channel system, IMI PCB M604B31 triaxial accelerometer


  • Testing country rocks of the national underground low and medium activity nuclear waste disposal facility
  • Advanced Materials and Intelligent Technologies – GINOP-2.3.4-15-2016-00004

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