TO DETERMINE DRY DENSITY OF SOIL BY CORE CUTTER METHOD Theory: A cylindrical core cutter is a seamless steel tube. For determination of the dry density of the soil, the cutter is pressed into the soil mass so that it is filled ...

## DETERMINATION OF WATER CONTENT OF SOIL

A) By oven dry method Theory: The water content (w) of a soil sample is equal to the mass of water divided by the mass of solids. ...

## MACKINTOSH PROBE TEST

A wide range of dynamic and static penetrometers are available, with different types being used in different conditions of sub-strata materials. However, the objective of all probing is the same, namely to provide a profile of penetration resistance with depth, ...

## GEOTECHNICAL LABORATORY TESTS

Geotechnical laboratory tests consists of number of tests for the properties of soil. These tests are done to find out the suitability of soil for the construction projects. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory ExperimentsDIFFERENT TYPES OF SHEAR TESTS AND DRAINAGE ...

## VANE SHEAR TEST ON SOIL

VANE SHEAR TEST ON SOIL The vane shear test apparatus consists of four stainless steel blades fixed at right angle to each other and firmly attached to a high tensile steel rod. The length of the vane is usually kept equal ...

## TRIAXIAL SHEAR STRENGTH TEST

TRIAXIAL SHEAR STRENGTH TEST ON SOIL This is the most widely used and is suitable for all types of soils. A cylindrical specimen, generally having a length to diameter ratio of 2, is used in the test and is stressed under ...

## Proctors Test for Compaction of Soil – Procedures, Tools and Results

Proctors test is carried out to determine compaction of soil to understand compaction characteristics of different soils with change in moisture content. Proctors Test for Compaction of Soil – Procedures, Tools and Results Compaction is the process of densification of soil by ...

## UNCONFINED COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF COHESIVE SOIL

TO DETERMINE THE UNCONFINED COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF COHESIVE SOIL Theory: The unconfined compressive strength () is the load per unit area at which the cylindrical ...

## SHEAR STRENGTH OF SOIL BY DIRECT SHEAR TEST

TO DETERMINE THE SHEAR STRENGTH OF A SANDY SOIL SPECIMEN BY DIRECT SHEAR TEST Theory: Shear strength of a soil is its maximum resistance to shearing stresses. The shear strength is expressed as ...

## CONSOLIDATION TEST OF SOIL

TO DETERMINE THE CONSOLIDATION CHARACTERISTICS OF A SOIL SAMPLE Theory: Consolidation of a saturated soil occurs due to expulsion of water under static, sustained load. The consolidation characteristics of soils are required to predict the magnitude and the rate of settlement. The ...