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    Volume 6, Issue 1 (March 1983)

    The Modified Borehole Shear Device

    Published Online: 01 March 1983


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    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.

    Author Information:

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

    Bauer, GE
    Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa,

    Stock #: GTJ10820J


    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10820J

    Title The Modified Borehole Shear Device
    Symposium ,
    Committee D18