Direct/residual shear test is used to measure the shear strength properties of soil. Our testing equipment ranges from manual direct/residual shear machines to the automatic electromechanical direct/shear machine, SHEARMATIC EmS. Also, take a look at the Large Shear Box machine, ideal for soil sample and other materials with large particles. Do you need to obtain residual shear strength by applying a shearing action for a large displacement of the soil sample? The ring Shear machine, also known as Broomhead Apparatus, is what you need. Meanwhile, the Laboratory Vane test apparatus offers a rapid method of determining soft soil shear strength, when an immediate value is required.
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