P & S Ultrasonic Sensors
Testing accessories and preparation equipment
ULT-SNR P & S Ultrasonic Sensors

  • Fully-submersible aluminum construction
  • Measures P and S wave velocities in soil sample
  • All platens have optional bender element for unsaturated soil testing
  • Standard platen diameters from 35 mm to 100 mm, with custom sizes available upon request
  • Pressure capacity of 2 MPa in water
  • Compatible with any ultrasonic measurement device, such as the GCTS ULT-100 system
  • Platens available for triaxial, simple shear, torsional shear, hollow cylinder, and unconfined compression tests


Platens for solid, cylindrical soil specimens with embedded P & S wave crystals. Bender element can be added with additional cartridge that plugs into the platen, making it easy to replace bender elements.


These platens must be used with a compatible ultrasonic velocity measurement device, such as the GCTS ULT-100.


Both saturated and unsaturated tests can be performed using these platens, as HAEV disks may be used. All platens can be fully submerged in water and have a pressure rating of 2 MPa.


Platens are available to perform tests on hollow cylindrical soil specimens.


Platens range from 35 mm to 100 mm in diameter, although special platens can be made to meet customer specifications.


Platens are available for triaxial, simple shear, hollow cylinder, torsional shear, polyaxial, unconfined compression, and resonant column tests.


Please contact GCTS for full specifications.