mini shear Articles

  • Friction at the Cohesionless Soil-Structure Interface: Effect of Various Parameters according to a Classic Study and a New Approach

    A direct shear box, a ring shear apparatus, and a minipressuremeter are used: (1) to study the behavior of the cohesionless soil-structure interface; (2) to evaluate the friction mobilized at this interface. Tests have been carried out with a continual displacement of the structure in contact with the soil. The applied normal stress was kept constant during all tests. The influence of the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Sweed machinery attends ISRI

    Sweed Machinery is attending the annual ISRI convention at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada this year! The ISRI convention provides professionals in the scrap industry an opportunity to network and gather the latest news and trends available for scrap recyclers. With their line of scrap choppers, shears, and wire and cable separation systems, Sweed helps scrap recyclers ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • MASW and resistivity sounding case study

    Anclote Natural Gas Conversion Project, Pasco County, FL  Our client was coordinating the conversion of an oil-burning power plant to natural gas. As part of the associated geotechnical study, GeoView, Inc. was tasked with determining the S-wave velocity and vertical resistivity structure at the site. For the seismic portion of the study, MASW (Multi-channel Analysis of Surface ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Blending microbes demands gentle touch

    Environmental-restoration product manufacturer requires fast, uniform, gentle blending of powdered microbes, enzymes and nutrients The microbial formulations that United-Tech, Inc. produces are used to break down or detoxify a broad array of complex, often-toxic organic compounds, greasy spills and other contaminants in a variety of ...

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