Direct Shear Data Acquisition Software records data automatically during consolidation and shear phases of direct and residual shear testing. Data entry fields and testing prompts are clear and intuitive to reduce user error and increase repeatability.
Direct / Residual Shear software runs on Windows XP or newer operating systems and can also be used on PC tablets and laptops with touchscreen control. Popup keyboards can be enabled for touchscreen computers or disabled when a PC with mouse and keyboard is used. Testing agency information, company logo, and equipment information can be entered and included in the testing reports.
Calculations are performed in real time throughout the test procedure and saved automatically at test completion in accordance with ASTM and AASHTO specifications. In addition, a friction angle tool allows quick determinations of both the friction angle (ϕ) and cohesion intercept (c). Testing agency information, sample data, final test results, and corresponding graph are included in the final test report. Testing information and report data can also be exported to a spreadsheet application or converted into a PDF document.
Direct / Residual Shear Data Acquisition Software is optimized for use with the Direct Shear Machines, which include the required four-channel Data Readout, two Displacement Transducers and Load Cell. These components can also be purchased separately to outfit other direct shear machines. Customization using third-party load and displacement components is possible. Contact Karol-Warner for compatibility information.
Add to cart to download a free, fully-functional 30-day trial of the Direct/Residual Shear software. A link to download the software will be sent after checkout. Upon purchase, a USB security key and licensing information will be sent to unlock the software for permanent operation.
- Real-time graph and data displayed throughout the test
- Graphs and calculates friction angle and cohesion intercept
- Final reports automatically saved to a computer, network, or cloud
- Calculations and reports adhere to applicable ASTM and AASHTO standards
- Optimized for use with desktop, laptop, or tablet devices using Windows operating systems
- Direct / Residual Shear Data Acquisition Software
- USB flash drive with installation files
- USB security key