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Capability Expansion – Texas Triaxial June 2016

Capability Expansion – Texas Triaxial June 2016 website

Increased Capability to perform Modified Texas Triaxial Tests and additional 300mm Shear Box

Trilab is pleased to announce, as part of the company’s expansion plan, it has obtained accreditation for the Texas Triaxial Test and sourced an additional 300mm Shear Box, with Trilab’s increased capabilities summarised below.

Intensive internal training as well as a proficiency testing program in the required test methods and techniques, enables Trilab (Accredited Laboratory No. 9926) to meet NATA’s strict accreditation requirements and ensure our clients of the highest quality test results. NATA accreditation is held for the additional test, RMS T171 and also for TMR Q181C test method.

The scope of the company’s Brisbane capability and accreditation with the National Association of Testing Authorities Australia (or NATA) has been expanded to include:
Modified Texas Triaxial Test for pavement materials.

► This test method describes the procedure to determine the shearing resistance of pavement materials (i.e. subbase and base -37.5mm material). This method is based on the Texas Highway Departments test method.
300mm Square Shear Box.

► An additional shear box than enables a maximum particle size of more than 4 times the maximum particle size allowable in the 100mm square shear box, with full servo control, allowing for the determination of the effective angle of internal friction at constant volume conditions of a disturbed sample. This method is suitable for granular (coarse grained) materials, such as those used in reinforced soil structures and large intact block samples.

For further information please visit www.trilab.com.au or contact Colin Purvis, General Manager (col.purvis@trilab.com.au), or Chris Channon, Brisbane Laboratory Manager (chris.channon@trilab.com.au)