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):

Report Date:

1970-02-10

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE