Soil Mechanics Lab

Lab In-charge

Mr.S. Kumar. M.E
Assistant Professor


LIST OF MAJOR EQUIPMENTS

  1. DETERMINATION OF INDEX PROPERTIES
    a. Special gravity of soil solids
    b. Grain size distribution – Sieve analysis
    c. Grain size distribution Hydrometer analysis
    d. Liquid limit and Plastic limit tests
    e. Shrinkage limit and Differential free swell tests
  2. DETERMINATION OF INSITU DENSITY AND COMPACTION CHARACTERISTICS
    a. Field density Test (Sand replacement method)
    b. Determination of moisture – density relationship using standard Proctor compaction test
  3. DETERMINATION OF ENGINEERING PROPERTIES
    a. Permeability determination (constant head and falling head methods)
    b. One dimensional consolidation test (Determination of co-efficient of consolidation only)
    c. Direct shear test in cohesion-less soil
    d. Unconfined compression test in cohesive soil
    e. Laboratory vane Shear test in cohesive soil
    f. Tri-axial compression test in cohesion-less soil (Demonstration only)
    g. California Bearing Ratio Test

CONTENT BEYOND SYALLABUS

  1. Determination of field density(unit weight) of soil by core cutter method
  2. Determination of Relative density of cohesion less soil
LIST OF MAJOR EQUIPMENTS

  1. Soil hydrometer 0995 to 1.030
  2. Liquid limit
  3. Plastic limit
  4. Shrinkage limit
  5. Proctor compaction apparatus
  6. Thermometer 100c
  7. Sand pouring cylinder
  8. pycnometer
  9. Hot air oven
  10. Sieve shaker gyratory
  11. Magnetic sfirrer with hst plate
  12. Direct shear apparatus
  13. Sieves brass 20cm dia
  14. Adopter for shieve shaker
  15. Permeability apparatus
  16. Triaxial test apparatus
  17. Three gang modelnconsolidation apparatus
  18. Unconfird comprassion testing machine
  19. Vane shear apparatus
  20. Hydrometer jar