Accession Number : AD0163506

Title :   Soil Shearing Machine.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Sutton,Earl K.

Report Date : 10 FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The invention relates to a device for direct shear testing of earthen samples. The device of this invention is designed to measure a reversible shear in samples such as shales, which are of a less pliable nature and fracture along an irregular face. The device includes a vertically loaded test sample which may be subjected to a measured horizontal shearing force, rotated 180 degrees, and subjected to the same force in the opposite direction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST EQUIPMENT, *PATENTS), (*SOILS, SHEAR STRESSES), SOIL MECHANICS, TORSION METERS, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE