California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Test on Soils

California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Test on Soils California Bearing Ratio (C.B.R.) Test which is an ad hoc penetration test developed by the California State Highways...

Consolidation Test of Soil – Confined Compression Test

Consolidation Test of Soil - Confined Compression Test Consolidation Test is performed for the purpose of determining the total volume decrease as well as the...

Unconfined Compression Test of Soils Procedure

Unconfined Compression Test of Soils Procedure Unconfined Compression Test is similar to a compression test performed on concrete cylinders and is made by applying an...

Shrinkage Limit of Soil

Shrinkage Limit of Soil (SL) Shrinkage limit is the limiting moisture content, expressed as a percentage of the dry weight of the soil, at which...

Vane Test Procedure – Shear Strength of Soils

Vane Test Procedure - Shear Strength of Soils The Vane test is a field shear test for clays in which a vane consisting of two...

Consistency or Liquidity Index of Soil

Consistency or Liquidity Index of Soil (LI) It is defined as the natural moisture content of the soil in excess of the FL expressed as...

Triaxial Compression Test of Soils Procedure

Triaxial Compression Test of Soils Procedure Triaxial Compression test is used where more precise values of the cohesion and angle of internal friction of a...

Plastic Limit of Soil

Plastic Limit of Soil The plastic limit signifies the percentage of moisture at which the soil changes, with decreasing wetness, from a plastic to a...

Cohesion of Soils

Cohesion of Soils Cohesion of soils is the internal molecular attraction which resists the rupture or shear of a material. Cohesion is derived in fine...

Internal Friction of Soils

Internal Friction of Soils Internal friction of soils is due to the resistance of grains to sliding over each other and is the characteristic of...