Laboratory Tests

Standard Compaction Test

In road construction it is necessary to know optimum water content for a soil for compaction. By Standard compaction test it is measured.Test Procedure

  • Sample was split using sample splitter.
  • Sample was passed through 20 mm sieve and 2 kg of soil was taken.
  • Water until the soil gets stiffened.
  • Put wet sample into mould and gave 25 blows by 2.5 kg hammer from 380 mm height.
  • Procedure was done for 3 layers.
  • Weight of the soil was measured.
  • Another sample was taken from the same mixture and measured the weight of wet and dried (after oven  dry) for moisture content.
  • Pouring 75 ml water to the mixture, same procedure was done for 4 times.

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