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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Name of the Lab Soil Mechanics Laboratory
Year of Establishment 2014
Venue Cambridge Block
Room No. 2122
Area 84.69 Sq.m
Faculty In-charge Mr. V. Ragavan,
Assistant Professor/Civil
Lab Technician Mr. P. Senthil Kumar

Lab courses Handled in the Lab:

  • CE8511 – Soil Mechanics Laboratory (III Year – V Semester)

The knowledge of the Soil Mechanics Laboratory is necessary for all Civil Engineering works as the determination of the engineering properties of soils plays an important role in all types of construction.

The following are the main objectives of this laboratory:

  • To determine the classification of soil into silt, sand and clay etc.
  • To determine the Index and Engineering properties of soil like specific gravity, water content, shrinkage limit, plastic limit, permeability, consolidation, shear strength tests etc.

The knowledge gained from this laboratory will be useful to understand the theoretical subjects like Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. This laboratory is also useful in the field of structural design of sub structures like footings, pile foundations and retaining walls.

EQUIPMENT DETAILS

S. No.

Name of the Equipment

Quantity

1

Universal Testing Machine (400kN)

1 No.

2

Direct Shear Apparatus

1 No.

3

Triaxial Shear Apparatus

1 No.

4

Three gang consolidation test device

1 No.

5

Relative density apparatus

1 No.

6

Vane shear apparatus

1 No.

7

Sieves

1 No.

8

Thermometer

1 No.

9

Hydrometer

1 No.

10

Sand replacement method accessories and core cutter method accessories 

1 No.

11

Liquid and Plastic limit apparatus 

1 No.

12

Shrinkage limit apparatus

1 No.

13

Proctor Compaction apparatus

1 No.

14

Weighing Balance (20 kg capacity)

1 No.

15

Weighing Balance (1 kg capacity)

3 Nos.

SOIL MECHANICS LAB

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