What is a Direct Shear Test?
The direct shear test, in which a soil or rock specimen is sheared along a pre-defined plane, is one of the most common strength tests conducted in Soil Mechanics.
What Direct Shear Testing System will I need?
GDS has developed a range of direct shear testing systems, which covers the standard shearbox seen in many commercial laboratories, up to static and dynamic systems that allow for application of back pressures.
All of GDS' shear testing equipment can run a direct shear test. If you are looking for a more basic direct shear machine, see our back pressure range, we have static, dynamic and high pressure versions available. For more advanced options click on the following link, Direct Simple Shear Test Equipment.