SDS-100 Direct Shear Testing System for Soils
The GCTS SDS-100 Direct Shear Testing System is excellent for measuring the shear strength properties of soils. With its advanced design, testing is extremely precise while being very easy-to-use for the greatest testing experience. It is also computer controlled with automatic execution.
This system features electro-hydraulic closed-loop digital servo control of the shear and normal loads for test automation. Loads or deformations for both the shear and normal actuators can be prescribed for automatically performing conventional direct shear tests as well as more advanced tests. This system can be easily programmed to perform tests such as the constant normal stiffness test where the normal load is a function of a prescribed stiffness for simulating actual compressibility of a ground shear plane (e.g. soil-pile interaction).
The GCTS Direct Shear Test System is especially well suited to test coarse granular materials because of its large sample size and high load capacity.
The SDS-100 is mounted on a convenient cart with caster that not only supports the apparatus but also houses the hydraulics inside.
Please contact GCTS for full specifications.