Laboratory in-charge : Mr. T.Prabu, M.E.,

Technical Staff : Mr. O.G.Palanisamy, ITI.,

Details of the Equipment

  • Liquid limit apparatus – hand operated – 5 Nos.
  • Plastic limit apparatus – 5 Nos.
  • Shrinkage limit apparatus – 5 Nos.
  • Unconfined compression apparatus – 2 Nos.
  • Triaxial compression apparatus with pour pressure arrangement and electronic output – 1 Nos.
  • Sand pouring cylinder large size – 5 Nos.
  • Core cutter with rammer – 5 Nos.
  • Universal permeability apparatus – 3 Nos.
  • Direct shear apparatus – 1 Nos.
  • Consolidation apparatus – Three gang type -1 Nos.
  • Proctor Compaction apparatus with hammer (2.6kg and 4.89kg) – 5 Nos.
  • CBR apparatus – 1 Nos.
  • CBR mould – 3 Nos.
  • Sieve shaker motorizeds – 1 Nos.
  • Dial gauge (0.01 x 25mm) – Analog – 2 Nos.
  • Proving ring (50kN and 100kN) – 2 Nos.
  • Vernier Caliper – 4  Nos.
  • Standard test sieves spun brass -75 micron to 4.75mm – 2 set
  • IS Sieve – GI sheet (40mm, 20mm, 10mm, 12.5mm, 6.3mm, 4.5mm, lid and pan) – 2 set
  • Hot air oven – 1 Nos.
  • Soil – Hydraulic Extruder- hand operated  – 1 Nos.
  • Soil Crusher – 2 Nos.
  • Sand Bath – 1 Nos.
  • Hydrometer with measuring jar – 5 set
  • Measuring Jar – 5 Nos.
  • Pycnometer – 5 Nos.
  • Density Bottle – 5 Nos.
  • Digital Weighing Balance 200kg – 1 Nos.
  • Digital Weighing Balance (capacity-300gm, 5kg & 15kg) – 3 Nos.
  • Soil mixing tray set (medium and large) – 2 Nos.

Total Cost – 14.62 Lakhs

List of Experiments

  • Classification of soil
  • Determination of the specific gravity of soil
  • Determination of the grain size of the  fine grained soil using Hydrometer
  • Determination of the shrinkage limit, liquid limit and plastic limit
  • Determination of index properties
  • Determination of the moisture-density relationship using standard proctor compaction test
  • Determination of the moisture-density relationship using modified  proctor compaction test
  • Determination of  permeability coefficient by constant head method
  • Determination of permeability coefficient by falling head method
  • Determination of  shear strength parameters using triaxial shear apparatus
  • Determination of shear strength parameters using direct shear apparatus
  • Determination of shear strength parameters using UCC for cohesive soil
  • Determination of the field density by core cutter method
  • Determination of the field density by sand replacement method
  • Determination of the consolidation parameters
  • Determination of CBR value