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The resonant column test was initially developed in the US to assess the changes in soil stiffness and damping that occur during earthquake loading. Although it is commonly specified in the US, for obvious reasons, it is still a relatively rare test in the UK, where, in contrast, it is often used to investigate the changes in stiffness that occur in soils at low shear strain levels.