Direct Simple Shear Test System

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The ShearTrac-II-DSS system is capable of performing the consolidation and shearing phases of Direct Simple Shear and Residual Direct Simple Shear tests. It is totally automated, computer controlled, with data collection and editing reporting of test results.

Applicable Test Standards

  • ASTM D 6528 Consolidated Undrained Direct Simple Shear Testing of Cohesive Soils
  • ASTM D2435/T216 One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soils


  • Choose load capacity to fit user needs up to 4.5 kN (1,000 lbs.)
  • Total automation of data collection and reporting of test results
  • Prepare tables and plots of report quality within minutes of completing a test
  • Generate columns of data for easy reduction using your own spreadsheet software
  • Ability to access and control the unit over a computer network using Geo-Net option
  • Accurate displacement rate control from 0.00003 to 15 mm per minute (0.000001 to 0.6 in. per minute)
  • Stand alone through front keypad and LCD menu capability
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