|Key features ||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. |
|Construction material: |
1MPa: Anodised aluminium with perspex outer cell wall.
20MPa: Stainless steel.
|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.|