The Modified Borehole Shear Device

    Volume 6, Issue 1 (March 1983)

    ISSN: 0149-6115


    Page Count: 6

    Demartinecourt, JP
    Associate professor, Centro de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Campina Grande,

    Bauer, GE
    Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa,


    The standard borehole shear device (BHSD) as developed by Handy and Fox (1976) was modified to include pore-water pressure and load transducers, a motorized pulling mechanism, and different types of shear plates. With the modified device it is possible to monitor the drainage conditions during both the consolidation and shear phases of the test. Undrained and drained shear strength parameters have been measured within boreholes augered into a soft sensitive clay deposit.

    Paper ID: GTJ10820J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10820J

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    Title The Modified Borehole Shear Device
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18