Direct Shear Apparatus is used for carrying the 'direct shear test'. It comprises a square which is categorized into two halves. It also has a box in which the specimen is kept; it is subjected to a uniform and incessant normal load. On the other hand, one section of shear box is subjected to an increasing horizontal force, which results in shear failure along the junction amidst the box sections. The measurement of normal load and shear load is done directly. The strain rate is attuned by the speed of applied horizontal force. V-strips are present on the loading unit and here the housing of shear housing is accommodated. Direct Shear Apparatus is ideal for specimens of size 60×60×25mm.
AIMIL supplies Direct Shear Apparatus in various series and types that are:
AIM 106 Large Direct Shear Apparatus, Motorized, 50 kN.
AIM 105-2 Direct Shear Outfit, 2kN, with Microprocessor loading unit, Electronic
AIM 105-1 Direct Shear Outfit,Electronic, 2kN, complete with Aimil 'StarDAQ' System
AIM 105 Direct Shear Test Apparatus, Electronic, 2kN