Geotechnical Engineering Lab
The Geotechnical Engineering lab has been operating since Fall 2018. Currently, it offers a sessional course on Soil Mechanics to 3rd-year students, which includes more than ten experiments on various geotechnical properties. The lab tests on general properties of the soil include the field identification tests, the Atterberg’s Limit tests, specific gravity, and relative density tests, compaction test, grain size distribution by sieve analysis and hydrometer analysis of soil sample. Permeability test of soil is also performed using the permeability testing apparatus. Strength tests performed in the lab include the Direct Shear test and the Unconfined Compression test. Both the instruments are equipped with strain gages in order to get the load-deformation or stress-strain curves. In this lab, the necessary apparatus is available to perform the tests properly.
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