Category Archives: Soil Mechanics Lab

DETERMINATION OF CONSOLIDATION PROPERTIES OF SOIL

OBJECT OF EXPERIMENT Determination of one-dimensional consolidation parameters of an undisturbed cohesive soil sample.   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 obtained… Read More »

DETERMINATION OF LIQUID LIMIT OF SOIL

OBJECT OF EXPERIMENT To determine the liquid limit of a given soil sample.   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.… Read More »