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    Laboratory Vane Apparatus for soil shear strength determination

Laboratory Vane Apparatus for soil shear strength determination

  • Easy preliminary test
  • Ready to use
  • Easy to upgrade

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This apparatus tests undrained strength of soils, both in undisturbed and remoulded conditions


FEATURE

The laboratory Vane Shear Apparatus measures the shear strength of cohesive soils and is particularly useful for soils with low shear strength.


Vane shear testing is a fast and economical method of measuring the shear strength of clay compared with elaborate tri-axial shear or direct shear tests.

 

EASY PRELIMINARY TEST: a rapid method of determining soft soil shear strength, when an immediate value is required.

READY TO USE: Supplied with a 12.7 x 12.7mm Standard Vane and set of four calibrated springs.

EASY TO UPGRADE: Simple upgrade from manual to motorized versions.

ALTERNATIVE CONFIGURATIONS: Supplied with a 200mm base plate for standard specimen molds and sample containers. The optional attachment will also firmly hold sample tubes up to 100 mm, sample jars or a special container.


DESCRIPTION

How it works

The laboratory Vane Apparatus derives from an original design by the UK based Transport Research Laboratory. The vane  is held in a rotating socket situated in the lower part of the vane head assembly.

This socket rotates in a ball seating.


Four calibrated springs are supplied, each with a deflection/load chart. 

 

If the vane is prevented from rotating and the hand knob is turned clockwise, the circular graduated scale rotates, and a torque is applied to the springs. 

The load applied can be determined by noting the angular deflection from the graduate scale and by reading the relevant spring calibration chart.

If the vane is permitted to rotate, the amount of vane deflation can be seen on the secondary scale.




Easy motorized attachment

Easy update this manual system with a motorized unit and achieve a constant rate of rotation.

 

Holding sampling tube

Optional attachments to accommodate the use of sample tubes up to 100 mm, sample jars or special container are available. This will hold the container rigid relative to the apparatus eliminating any errors during the test.


 



Cat No 
Description
WF17D30  
Laboratory Vane Apparatus for soil shear strength determination

- Supplied with: -12.7mm x 12.7mmvane.   

 -Set of 4 calibrated springs each of deflection/load chart.



Cat No 
Description
WF1732  
25.4mm x 25.4mm Vane for use with laboratory vane apparatus
WF1733
12.7mm x 25.4mm Vane for use with laboratory vane apparatus   
WF1734
12.7mm x 19.0mm Vane for use with laboratory vane apparatus
WF17D30/4
 Motorized actuator for laboratory vane apparatus

 conforming to ASTM D4648. 110V-60Hz-1ph
WF1738
Attachment for sampling tube or cylindrical container.