Stabilometer

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Cameras, load devices and control panels for stabilometers.
Schemes of cameras of stabilometer type A and B: 1 - sample; 2 - shell; 3 - chamber wall; 4 - stamp; 5 - base; 6 - drainage cranes; 7 - connecting the working medium to the chamber; 8 - pressure sensor

A stabilometer is a device for studying the mechanical properties of a soil under conditions of three-axis compression (stabilometry). It is the most advanced instrument for laboratory testing of soils, and can recreate the natural stress of the sample, according to the acting stresses and the pressure of the pore fluid.

Eurocode recommends four tests with the stabilometer. Two are field tests, and two are laboratory tests. Afterwards, calculations can be performed on the worst possible values.


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