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- Direct Shear Tests Soil Test Equipment
Direct Shear Tests Soil Test Equipment
Direct shear tests: The sample is contained inside a rigid box with a horizontal split line at the mid-height of the sample. The shear force is applied to the sample by moving the two halves of the box horizontally relative to each other. The intension is to induce a shear plane to form between the two halves of the sample. Properties can be obtained for the material prior to shear and post failure or residual. Please note: Some apparatus may require additional components or software modules to perform certain tests.
The following soil test equipment can perform the Direct Shear Tests soil test:-