ASTM D3080

Full Name

ASTM D3080 – Standard Test Method for Direct Shear Test of Soils Under Consolidated Drained Conditions


This test method covers the determination of the consolidated drained shear strength of one specimen of a soil material under direct shear boundary conditions.

The specimen is deformed at a controlled rate on or near a single shear plane determined by the configuration of the apparatus.


direct shear test; consolidated drained conditions; consolidated drained shear strength

ASTM D3080 Accredited Laboratory

Applied Testing & Geosciences, LLC is accredited for performing tests using the ASTM D3080 standard.

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