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Direct Shear Test Using Shear Box Lab Report

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This is a Lab Report Aimed at Evaluating the Effective Shear Strength of a Granular soil at various initial void ratios and normal stresses.

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Direct Shear Test Using Shear Box Lab Report
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Soil mechanics Continuum mechanics Shear strength Deformation Structural geology Solid mechanics Shear stress Shearing Shear Stress Dilatancy
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Topics this document covers:
Soil mechanics Continuum mechanics Shear strength Deformation Structural geology Solid mechanics Shear stress Shearing Shear Stress Dilatancy
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EXPERIMENTAL Apparatus and equipment: The apparatus consisted of: • Shear Box apparatus and pressure controllers. • Funnel to so as to not disturb the compaction of the sample when filing the box • Ruler to level top of sample • Vernier Calliper to measure dimensions of shear box • A balance and heating device capable of accurately measuring the mass change due to moisture loss for evaluation of soil moisture content. 2 ________________ Experimental procedure: Remove the Shear box from the loading apparatus and join the two halves together. Fit the two locking screws. Measure and record the internal dime...
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