Accession Number : AD0163506
Title : Soil Shearing Machine.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Sutton,Earl K.
Report Date : 10 FEB 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 3
Abstract : The invention relates to a device for direct shear testing of earthen samples. The device of this invention is designed to measure a reversible shear in samples such as shales, which are of a less pliable nature and fracture along an irregular face. The device includes a vertically loaded test sample which may be subjected to a measured horizontal shearing force, rotated 180 degrees, and subjected to the same force in the opposite direction. (Author)
Descriptors : (*TEST EQUIPMENT, *PATENTS), (*SOILS, SHEAR STRESSES), SOIL MECHANICS, TORSION METERS, TEST METHODS
Subject Categories : SOIL MECHANICS
TEST FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND METEORS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE