Soil Shearing Machine.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C
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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
- Soil Mechanics
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods