Laboratory Measurement of Soil Properties


Preparation of dry soil samples – Specific gravity of soil solids: density bottle method, pycnometer or gas jar method – Water content – In-place density: core-cutter method, sand replacement method – Grain-size distribution: sieve analysis, pipette method and hydrometer method – Liquid limit – Plastic limit – Shrinkage factors – Linear shrinkage – Permeability: constant head, falling head – Free swell – Proctor compaction – Density index – Consolidation – Unconfined compression – Direct shear – Triaxial shear – California Bearing Ratio (CBR)


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