Symposium on Shear Testing of Soils

    Dates: Wednesday June 07 2023 - Thursday June 08 2023

    Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Denver, CO

    Sponsored by: D18 Soil and Rock



    About the Event

    The Symposium on Shear Testing of Soils will be held on June 7th and 8th, 2023. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, the symposium will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, CO, in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of the committee.

    This symposium will provide a forum for experts from around the world to discuss the need for new or revisions to current ASTM standards used in laboratory ring shear, direct shear, direct simple shear, and vane shear testing of soils, which includes specimen preparation, reconstitution, consolidation, and drainage during consolidation and shearing. Field shear testing, e.g., field vane shear, T-Bar, and cone penetrometer, and pressuremeter, is also applicable.

    Topics for this symposium include:
    • Specimen Preparation
      • Intact
      • Reconstituted
      • Ball-Milling
      • Index Property Testing
      • Interface Testing
    • Drained Torsional Ring Shear Testing
      • Peak strength
      • Fully Softened Strength
      • Residual Strength
      • Interface Testing
      • Multi-Stage Testing
    • Drained Direct Shear Testing
      • Peak strength
      • Fully Softened Strength
      • Residual Strength
      • Interface Testing
    • Undrained Ring Shear Testing
      • Peak strength
      • Residual Strength
    • Undrained Direct Simple Shear Testing
      • Peak Strength
      • Post-Peak Strength
      • Effects of Cyclic Loading
    • Field Shear Testing
      • Peak Strength
      • Remolded Strength
      • Residual Strength

      The language of the symposium will be English.


      Abstract Submittal

      More information on submitting an abstract will be coming soon. Please check back in mid-August.


      Technical Chair Contact Information

      Additional information about the symposium is available from the Symposium Chair and Co-chairs.

      Symposium Chair:
      Timothy D. Stark
      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Email: tstark@illinois.edu
      Phone: +1 217-333-7394

      Symposium Co-chairs:
      Rune Dyvik
      Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI)
      Email: rune.dyvik@ngi.no
      Phone: +47 9281 9586


      Michael Laney
      GeoStabilization International, LLC
      Email: michael.laney@gsi.us
      Phone: +1 970-580-1241