Accession Number:

AD0712468

Title:

A VERSATILE VANE-SHEAR APPARATUS.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

The vane-shear devices currently in use exhibit inherent problems and shortcomings associated with their design. The PGS Vane-Shear Apparatus is designed to eliminate these shortcomings. The unique features of the device include 1 Ability to be used in the laboratory or on board ship. 2 A single unit which is easily calibrated and capable of measuring torque over the entire range commonly encountered in marine sediments. 3 A torque transducer which is insensitive to temperature changes and orientation. 4 Ability to determine shear strength prior to cutting the core liner, thus reducing the disturbance to the sediment caused by cutting and handling. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE