||Benefits to the user
|Stress increments applied gradually:
||The advantage of this method is that the time required to complete a consolidation test can be reduced significantly.
|Controlled back pressure (water) is applied to the sample and drainage is allowed through the base of the apparatus:
||Allows excess pore pressure to be monitored so tests can run at maximum speed and hence increase specimen throughput.
|Run the entire test from start to finish:
||More efficient testing as no waiting for user inputs.
|Interchangeable range submersible loadcell:
||Enables the user to run tests on soils of different stiffness and match the load transducers accordingly, giving greater accuracy of results and seal friction does not effect load readings.
||Anodised aluminium with perspex outer cell wall for long life.
|Integral cutter / sample ring:
||Disturbance on samples is reduced by having a cutting edge integrated into the sample confinement ring.
|Temperature Control:||GDS’ Constant Rate of Strain cell is available with temperature control.|