Typical Bender Element Testing Sytems
Bender Element testing is a non-destructive way of determining the small strain shear modulus (GMax) of a soil sample. The test basically consists of sending a wave from a transmitting element, through a soil sample to a receiving element and comparing the transmitted and received waveforms The transmission and reception is undertaken using piezoelectric elements mounted in the Top Cap and Base Pedestal which protrude into the sample assembled in an adapted Triaxial Cell or a Dynamic Triaxial Cell. Both S-Wave and P-Wave testing can be performed, i.e. from the Top Cap element to the Base Pedestal element and vice-versa. Alternatively, S and P waves can be transmitted horizontally through the sample using horizontal bender elements inserted on opposing sides of the sample that are sealed with specially adapted sealing ‘O’ Rings.
The product shown is a representative System Setup for Bender Element testing that can be provided by VJ Tech and the associated software to control, monitor, execute and produce results for the Bender Element test.
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Bender Element Testing System
Clisp Studio Bender Software Module