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.
1-D incremental consolidation up to 32 steps and load capacity of the load cell (4.5 kN).
Constant volume swell where load is increased to maintain sample height for swell potential soil samples.
Shear by displacement or load control.
Fully automated residual shear up to 32 independent steps where each step can be controlled with any displacement or load.
Direct simple shear up to 32 independent steps with addition of DSS module (hardware and software).