Controlled Gradient Consolidation Apparatus (CRX-TRX)

The GCTS Consolidation Apparatus is capable of performing Controlled Gradient (CG), Constant Rate of Strain (CRS), and Incremental (conventional) consolidation tests. The device is to be used inside the triaxial chamber and loading frame.

The GCTS Consolidation Apparatus is capable of performing Controlled Gradient (CG), Constant Rate of Strain (CRS), and Incremental (conventional) consolidation tests. The device is to be used inside the triaxial chamber and loading frame. Includes stainless steel specimen ring, porous stones, o-ring seals, and necessary plumbing.

The controlled gradient (CG) test can be performed using the GCTS Consolidation Apparatus. During the test, a pore pressure transducer mounted on the base provides a feedback signal, which is used in the operating software to provide a preset loading rate on the test specimen.

The constant rate of strain test (CRS) can also be performed using the GCTS Consolidation Apparatus. Using an LVDT, which monitors axial strain on the specimen, the sample is loaded at a preset rate of strain controlled by the system software.

The conventional or incremental consolidation test is performed through application of an axial load on the test specimen at preset loading steps or increments.

The stand alone GCTS Consolidation Apparatus does not require a loading frame or triaxial cell to operate. Axial load is applied by air or nitrogen gas against a frictionless piston assembly. The unit also has an LVDT mounted inside to supply direct axial strain measurements.

 

Geotechnical Consulting & Test Systems (GCTS), USA

Geotechnical Consulting & Test Systems (GCTS), USA

Geotechnical Consulting and Testing Systems (GCTS) provides advanced testing solutions for Research in Geotechnical & Pavement materials. GCTS also helps in design of laboratory and in-situ testing apparatus and software ranging from modification and adaptation of existing apparatus to the purchase of new closed-loop computer-controlled systems. The company manufactures a full line of computer-controlled testing systems with either pneumatic or hydraulic loaders. Each system comes with a versatile software package which provides test control, data acquisition, data reduction, and graphing in one easy to learn Graphical User Interface.

 

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