Laboratory Tests

Field Density Test

 Test Procedure

  • First placed the field density plate on the place where the density should be measure.
  • Then dig a pit having a depth around 6’’ and a diameter of the inner circle of the field density plate.
  • Took the gravel from the dig and measured the weight.
  • Measure the weight of the FD bottle.
  • After that turn up down the bottle and kept the edge of the cone of the FD bottle on the plate and opened the tap at the neck and let the sand fill the pit.
  • Then, measure the weight of the bottle with the rest of the sand retained in the bottle.
  • Volume of sand filled the pit was calculated.
  • The sand of the bottle should be passed through 1.18 mm sieve and retained on     0.6 mm sieve.

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