Hollow Cylinder System

VJ Tech’s Hollow Cylinder System Test subjects the sample to four distinct applied stresses: Axial, Torsional, Inner, and Outer confining stresses. This provides the specimen with four degrees of freedom for deformation. The sample is prepared as a thick hollow cylinder, securely positioned between two rigid platens.

Measurement of vertical and torsional movements is enabled by LSCT Transducers and the built-in Encoders in the servo motors. Safety is ensured through limit switches, and the strain rate is adjustable via PC. Standard models include Pro Hydraulic APCs for Back Pressure and Inner and Outer Cell Pressure control.

Clisp Studio software streamlines the entire testing process, including Saturation, various Consolidation phases (Isotropic, Anisotropic, or K0), Static Loading, Stress Path and Cyclic Shear (Stress or Strain, Axial and Torsional) tests, allowing for easy setup and execution.

The primary objective of the Hollow Cylinder System Test is to investigate the behaviour of the specimen when subjected to three unequal principal stresses and then assess the influence of rotation-induced stresses during specimen rotation. This offers valuable insights into the complex interactions within the soil under varied stress conditions.

  • Capable of Dynamic Hollow Cylinder tests (10 kN, 100 Nm and 5 Hz).
  • Built-in Cell Top Lift included as standard.
  • Balance Ram included as standard.
  • Electro-mechanical control using the DSC3000MM for Vertical loading and Horizontal torque.
  • Data logging via the highspeed DSC3000MM (up to 8 Input Channels per Axis).
  • Load/Torque, 100 mm Displacement & 20 Bar Pressure sensors included, as well as brackets and de-airing block.
  • Can perform Dynamic Triaxial Tests (subject to additional hardware).
  • Can accommodate on-sample sensors (subject to additional hardware).
Vertical Dynamic Actuator
0.0001 - 5 Hz, +/- 10 kN
Horizontal Dynamic Actuator (Torque)
0.0001 - 5 Hz, +/- 100 Nm
Confining Pressure
2000 kPa
Sample Size
Outer diameter 100 mm; Inner diameter 60 mm; Height 200 mm
Electrical Requirement
90-240VAC, 50-60 Hz, 1ph
PC Interface
Ethernet or USB
Dimensions (W x D x H)
910 x 722 x 2380 mm
390 kg
Test Performed

Hollow Cylinder Test

JGS 0543-2020 JGS 0551-2020
Internal Submersible LVDT Kit (Triax)

Typically includes one radial caliper, two axial brackets, and three LVDT sensors. If required, a Signal Conditioning box can be provided.

Calibration Kit (HC)

Hollow Cylinder Load/Torque Calibration Kit

APC Water & Air Distribution Panel

Assists users fill/empty their Pressure Controllers, Triaxial Cells and other pressure chambers. A variety of sizes panels are available to connect multiple devices. Can be supplied with or without a mechanical pressure gauge; which can act as an independent reference point.

Porous Stones

Variety of sizes available in Bauxite stone or Sintered Metal for improved durability during high loads

Filter Paper

Available in a variety of sizes

Upgrade Options *
Stress Path Tests
Advanced Triaxial and Cyclic Tests
*Upgrade options will require additional hardware. Contact us for more information.

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