Consolidated Drained (CD) Triaxial Soil Test Equipment

A Consolidated Drained triaxial test (CD test) is a constant rate of strain shearing test performed with back pressure control on the sample (i.e. the back pressure valve is open).  The test must be performed sufficiently slow such that the sample can drain and therefore no excess pore pressures should build up.  For this reason a CD test is usually performed particularly slowly, particularly on samples of low permeability.  The sample has first been saturated and consolidated. Please note: Some apparatus may require additional components or software modules to perform certain tests.

The following soil test equipment can perform the Consolidated Drained (CD) Triaxial soil test:-