Category Archives: Soil Mechanics Lab

PROCTOR COMPACTION TEST

By | November 19, 2017

OBJECT OF EXPERIMENT The object of the experiment is to determine the compaction characteristics of given soil.   THEORY The dry density γd is given by the following relation, γd = γ/1 + ω where, γ = Bulk density of soil ; ω = Moisture content of soil   APPARATUS 1. Proctor’s standard equipment consisting… Read More »

PERMEABILITY TEST BY VARIABLE HEAD PERMEAMETER

By | September 18, 2017

OBJECT OF EXPERIMENT The object of the experiment is to determine the coefficient of permeability of soil by variable head permeameter.   APPARATUS 1. Permeameter tube consisting of stand pipes 2. Mould 3. Scale 4. Stop watch   THEORY The variable head permeameter consists of a metal mould in which soil samples can be compacted… Read More »

DETERMINATION OF SHEAR PARAMETERS OF SOIL BY TRIAXIAL TEST

By | July 16, 2017

DETERMINATION OF SHEAR PARAMETERS OF SOIL BY TRIAXIAL TEST OBJECT OF EXPERIMENT The object is to determine the shear parameters of soil with the help of triaxial compression apparatus by unconsolidated undrained test without measurement of the pore pressure. DETERMINATION OF SHEAR PARAMETERS OF SOIL BY TRIAXIAL TEST   STANDARD REFERENCE IS 2720 – PART… Read More »

DETERMINATION OF CONSOLIDATION PROPERTIES OF SOIL | Learning Technology

By | July 12, 2017

DETERMINATION OF CONSOLIDATION PROPERTIES OF SOIL OBJECT OF EXPERIMENT DETERMINATION OF CONSOLIDATION PROPERTIES OF SOIL   STANDARD REFERENCE IS 2720 (Part – 15 – 1965)   PURPOSE This test is performed to determine the magnitude and rate of volume decrease that a laterally confined soil specimen undergoes when subjected to different vertical pressure. The data… Read More »

Determination Of Liquid Limit Of Soil | Learning Technology

By | July 10, 2017

OBJECT OF EXPERIMENT Determination Of Liquid Limit Of Soil | Learning Technology   STANDARD REFERENCE IS 2720 (Part V) – Determination of Liquid Limit for fine grained soil.   EQUIPMENTS 1. Casagrande liquid limit device 2. Grooving tool “a” Casagrande tool and Grooving tool “b” (ASTM tool) 3. A flat large glass plate 4. Porcelain… Read More »

SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF SOIL DETERMINATION | Learning Technology

By | July 9, 2017

SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF SOIL DETERMINATION | Learning Technology OBJECT OF EXPERIMENT The object of the experiment is to determine the specific gravity of soil solid by using a Pycnometer.   STANDARD REFERENCE IS 2720 (Part – III, Sec – 1), Determination of Specific Gravity for Fine Grained soil.   EQUIPMENTS 1. Pycnometer 2. Balance 3.… Read More »