COUNSELLING CODE: 4680

SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY

 Soil Mechanics laboratory is well equipped with the following major equipment:

  • PROCTOR COMPACTION APPARATUS
  • DIRECT SHEAR APPARATUS
  • FIELD DENSITY MEASURING DEVICE
  • TRIAXIAL SHEAR APPARATUS
  • THREE GANG CONSOLIDATION TEST APPARATUS

This lab helps III Year Civil Engineering students to perform several field and laboratory test methods related with properties of soils, soil strength, etc. Besides, few projects in geotechnical engineering are being carried out in the lab by final year Civil Engineering students to study the mechanical properties of soils in order to predict how it will behave under field loading for the safe design of soil structures. In addition, field density testing and in-situ hydraulic conductivity are available for field projects.

LIST OF EQUIPMENTS

S.No.

Name of Equipment

Quantity

1.

Motorised sieve shaker

1

2.

Soil glass hydrometer

2

3.

Liquid limit apparatus

2

4.

Plastic limit apparatus

2

5.

Shrinkage limit apparatus

3

6.

Proctor compaction apparatus

2

7.

Sand pouring cylinder

2

8.  

Direct  shear apparatus

1

9.

Core cutter

2

10.

Triaxial shear test apparatus

1

11.

Three gang consolidation device

1

12.

Soil permeability apparatus

1

13.

Hot air oven

1

14.

Glass pycnometer with brass cone

12

15.

Unconfined compression testing machine

1

16.

High speed stirrer

1

17.

Motorized vane shear apparatus

1

18.

Relative Density apparatus

1