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Soil Testing Lab

Introduction Experimental Setup Data Analysis Results Theory

Vane Shear Test

Need and Scope:

The laboratory Vane shear test is used for the measurement of shear strength of cohesive soils. It is useful for soils of low shear strength for which unconfined compression tests cannot be performed. This is a cheaper and quicker test.


Shear strength of soft soils for which soil samples cannot be produced in undisturbed state for testing in laboratory by other shear strength testing methods or samples cannot stand due to softness even in remoulded conditions for testing, vane shear tests are performed either in laboratory or field.

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