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vane test

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199653065
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744334
vane test

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Test of the shearing strength of *soil in situ. The equipment consists of four thin, rectangular blades which project from a shaft at right angles. This is pressed into the ground and rotated at a uniform rate. The torque required to generate a cylinder of soil determines the shearing strength of the soil....

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