Separate software for California Bearing Ratio (CBR), triaxial compression, unconfined compressive strength, soil cement, consolidation, direct/residual shear, and Marshall stability also follow ASTM and AASHTO requirements for the collection and calculation of results.
The software is optimized for use with Karol-Warner data readouts and load and displacement sensors on devices with a Windows operating system installed. Equipment and company-specific information can be entered for inclusion in the final reports. Test information and report data can also be exported to a spreadsheet application or converted into a PDF document.
Data Acquisition Software records load and displacement values and displays real-time data for several soil and asphalt laboratory tests. Additional components required for operation are listed below.
CBR / LBR Data Acquisition Software obtains CBR / LBR load and displacement data and generates a real-time load penetration curve. The software requires a 6572 two-channel or 6574 four-channel Data Readout, a Load Cell of adequate capacity, a Linear Variable Displacement Transducer, 7009 CBR Indicator/Transducer Holder, and 7010-A or 7010-B Penetration Piston for operation.
Marshall Data Acquisition Software logs and graphs data to determine the peak stability and flow of asphalt pavement mixtures. The software requires a 6572 two-channel or 6574 four-channel Data Readout, 6145 10,00lbf Load Cell, a Linear Variable Displacement Transducer, and a 7021-B Dial Indicator/Displacement Transducer Bracket for operation.
Consolidation Data Acquisition Software records the consolidation rate during incremental loading on soil samples. The software requires a Consolidation Load Frame equipped with a two-channel 6572 or four-channel 6574 Data Readout and a 6152 or 6153 Linear Variable Displacement Transducer (LVDT). Alternately, the software can be configured for use with a 6820 Digital Dial Indicator and 6800 USB cable in place of a displacement transducer and data readout box.
Direct / Residual Shear Data Acquisition Software records direct / residual shear and consolidation data in accordance with applicable ASTM and AASHTO standards. The Direct / Residual Shear software is optimized for use with the 2001-D and 2050-D Direct Shear Machines, which include the required 6574 four-channel Data Readout, 6142 Load Cell, and two 6152 Displacement Transducers.
Unconfined Compressive Strength Data Acquisition Software records the axial load and rate of deformation data when testing a cohesive soil sample. The software requires a 6572 two-channel or 6574 four-channel Data Readout, Load Cell, Displacement Transducer, and 3095 Plastic Discs for Unconfined Soil Tests or 7020 3in Platens for Unconfined Compressive Strength for operation.
Soil Cement Data Acquisition Software calculates unconfined compressive strength after logging the axial load and vertical deformation data of soil-cement samples. The software requires a 6572 two-channel or 6574 four-channel Data Readout, Load Cell, Displacement Transducer, and a Swivel Top Platen for operation.
Triaxial Data Acquisition Software records axial load and deformation data of Unconsolidated Undrained, Consolidated Undrained, Consolidated Drained, or unconfined soil samples. The software requires a 6572 two-channel or 6574 four-channel Data Readout, Load Cell, and Displacement Transducer.