ASTM D5607 Standard Test Method for Performing Laboratory Direct Shear Strength Tests of Rock Specimens Under Constant Normal Force -- eLearning Course

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About this Course

This course covers ASTM D5607 that establishes requirements and laboratory procedures for performing direct shear strength tests on rock specimens under a constant normal load.

This course includes downloadable resources including a procedural outline and a pdf of the standard, instructional video content, interactive knowledge checks, and a self-grading quiz. The course can be completed in about one hour.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify apparatus and related components for performing laboratory direct shear strength tests of rock specimens under constant normal force, including shear load system, specimen holding rings, and spacer plates.
  • Recognize test specimen requirements, including means of preserving in situ moisture and minimum width.
  • Recall procedure, including steps for measurement of joint roughness and cross sectional area as well as steps for encapsulation.
  • Identify equations used for calculating specimen area and apparent normal/shear stress, as well as what relationships shall be depicted in data plot curves.
  • Recognize reporting requirements as outlined for ASTM D5607.

CEUs and Certificate

CEUs: .1 or 1 PDH

Certificate: A certificate is available upon successful completion of the course and an 80% or higher score on the exam.

Reference Materials

ASTM D5607

Training Programs

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