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Test Method Title

Cyclic Direct Simple Shear

Reference Number

GTX-S1062

Material

Soil

Test Property

cyclic shear strength

Description of Test

A specimen is placed in a circular membrane reinforced with spiral wiring preventing radial deformation but allowing vertical deformation during consolidation and shear deformation during simple shear. Constant volume conditions are maintained during shear by keeping the height of the specimen constant as the specimen is sheared back and forth.

Preferred Test Sample Size

2.87 in diameter x 3 ft Shelby tube or equivalent

Number of Test Specimens

1 or more

Test Specimen Size

2.62-inch-diameter x 1-inch-hieght

Keywords

Simple, shear, constant volume, Direct, cyclic, dynamic

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