An Analysis of the Vane Shear Test at Varying Rates of Shear

  • Neil T. Monney
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 2)


Vane shear tests were performed at varying rates of shear on three types of cohesive sediment: a clayey silt, a calcareous ooze, and a red clay. The shear strength was found to vary significantly for the range of shear rates typically used by researchers and practicing engineers. A standard rate of 0.0262 rad/s (90 deg/min) is recommended.


Shear Rate Shear Strength Clayey Silt Undisturbed Sediment Maximum Shear Strength 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil T. Monney
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  1. 1.U. S. Naval AcademyUSA

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