- Pedestals for unsaturated testing and bender elements (i.e. with bonded high air entry porous disc).
- Horizontal bender elements.
GDS Bender Element Analysis Tool:
The subjectivity and lack of satisfactory standards for interpreting shear wave travel times across the industry from bender element test data, has led GDS to develop a bender elements analysis tool. The tool allows the rapid, automated analysis of bender element tests to objectively estimate the shear wave travel time.
The analysis tool is available to download from GDS’ website. The aim is to share the software with the geotechnical community and help the progression towards accepted standards for these tests. The purpose of the tool is to create discussion rather than consider this the final word in automated bender element analysis. Click here to download the software.