How to make homemade lava

Sample: Gabbro (solid cylinder)
Normal load: ~8 MPa
Velocity: 5 m/s

This is a preliminary test of the new High Velocity Rotary Friction Apparatus in Rome, at the High Pressure High Temperature Laboratory of Experimental Volcanology and Geophysics of INGV. The primary investigator for the project is Giulio Di Toro

I am involved in investigating earthquake parameters, also utilizing a rotational apparatus much like the one showed on the video. But, our runs are a bit more tame in comparison.

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~ by Jefferson C. Chang on 23 November 2009.

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