Shear test/compression apparatus

Laboratory equipment
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The shear test apparatus (art. no. 08.68) measures the shear stress of an undisturbed soil sample. During the measurement soil water matrix, compression stress and vertical displacement are simultaneously measured. The shear test apparatus is operating computer controlled using multifunctional software for executing measurement protocols and visualised data presentation. The samples are taken in a soil sample ring Ø 103 x 100 mm, height 30 mm, contents 235 cc.


  • Physic soil deformation
  • Erosion
  • Soil science
  • Environmental research
  • Basic material research

User groups

  • Laboratories
  • Research institutes
  • Educational institutes
  • Universities

Interview with Prof. Horn of the Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel


Shear strength test apparatus for measuring soil shear strenght under compression, with (simultaneous) measuring of soil moisture tension with tensiometer on undisturbed sample. Sample Ø 100 mm. Complete instrument.