Lab Services: Soil testing

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Test Method Title

Residual Shear

Reference Number

USACE EM 1110-2-1906

Material

Soil

Test Property

shear strength

Description of Test

A circular specimen is prepared and placed in a shear box. The sample is inundated and consolidated under the specified normal load. After consolidation is completed, the sample is sheared horizontally forward and then backward until the resulting or residual strength becomes constant.

Preferred Test Sample Size

2.87 in diameter x 3 ft Shelby tube or equivalent. Minimum 2 pounds if bulk sample

Number of Test Specimens

1 or more

Test Specimen Size

1.8, 2.5, or 3.0-inch-diamter specimens

Keywords

shear strength, residual, post peak strength

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