The miniature vane shear test consists of inserting a four-bladed vane in the end of an undisturbed tube sample or remolded sample and rotating it at a constant rate to determine the torque required to cause a cylindrical surface to be sheared by the vane. This torque is then converted to a unit shearing resistance of the cylindrical surface area. The torque is measured by a calibrated torque spring or torque transducer that is attached directly to the vane.
2.87 in x 2 in height
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