Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Lab.

The objective of soil mechanics and geotechnical lab is to check the basic properties of soil of a certain area that is to be used for construction purpose. Soil properties include Atterbergs limits, bearing capacity, liquid limit, plastic limit, moisture content, etc. The lab is equipped with equipments like: casagrande appatatus, direct shear apparatus, triaxial test apparatus, compression testing machine, standard proctor test apparatus, grain size analysis test apparatus, permeability test apparatus etc.

TRIAXIAL TEST APPARATUS

 UNCONFINED COMPRESSION TESTING MACHINE

DIRECT SHEAR APPARATUS

S.NO Name of Equipment Purpose of Equipment
1 HOT AIR OVEN Water content Determination
2 SIEVE SHAKER Grain size Determination.
3 PERMEABILITY TEST APPARATUS Determination of permeability
4 DIRECT SHEAR APPARATUS Shear parameter Determination of soil
5 SWELL PRESSURE TEST APPARATUS Swell Pressure determination of soil
6 UNCONFINED COMPRESSION TESTING MACHINE Compression Testing of soil
7 SHAKING TABLE To perform Relative Density test
8 TRIAXIAL TEST APPARATUS  Pore 
water 
pressure
 measurement
9 LIQUID LIMIT APPARATUS To determine LL of soil
10 PLASTIC LIMIT APPARATUS To determine PL of soil