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Compaction

Soil compaction is a fundamental requirement for the construction of earth fill for dams, reservoirs, canal embankments, highways, railways and runways. The relationship between soil moisture content and compacted dry density is very useful for deciding construction specifications and quality control of compacted earth fill. While designing an earth or earth retaining structure, the strength and deformation behaviour of soil is evaluated by testing soil specimen compacted to the density as would be achieved during construction. The construction quality control is essentially to check the density of compacted soil achieved in the field, thereby checking its strength.

Compaction Test Apparatus, Manual
IS:2720 (Part 7)-1987, IS:2720 (Part 8)-1990, IS:9198- 1979, IS:10074-1982, BS:1377
Various models of Manual Compaction Test Apparatus are given in table :
Model Rammer Remarks
SSO -1001 Compaction Test Apparatus 2 .8 6 k g x 300m m fall for light compaction test as per IS 2720 part VII
SSO -1002 Compaction Test Apparatus 4 .8 9 k g x 450m m fall for hight compaction test as per IS 2720 part VIII

SSO-1001
Compaction Test Apparatus having 2.86 kg rammer X 300 mm fall for light compaction test.
SSO-1002
Compaction Test Apparatus having 4.89 kg rammer X 450 mm fall for heavy compaction test.
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SSO-1003
Compaction Mould, Dia. 4" Made of Gun metal
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SSO-1004
Modified Compaction Mould, Dia. 6" Made of Gun metal
SSO-1005
Compaction Mould, Dia. 4" Made of M. Steel
SSO-1006
Modified Compaction Mould, Dia. 6" Made of M. Steel



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SSO-1007D
Universal Automatic Compactor, Digital














Cone Penetrometer Method




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IS: 2720 (Part 5) - 1985
The test is based on the relationship between moisture content and the penetration of the cone into the soil sample. The moisture content at a given depth of penetration of the cone is taken as the liquid limit. As an inferential test, empirical correlations have been developed to assess the shear strength of soils at liquid limit.
SS0-1008 Cone Penetrometer, Automatic IS: 2720 (Part 5), IS: 11196 - 1985
Enables the determination of liquid limit simply and quickly. The unit is supplied complete with a stainless steel penetration test cone 35 mm long with a smooth polished surface and an angle of 30°. Facility exists for adjusting cone height in relation to the specimen. Cone Penetrometer consists of one each of the following:
Automatic Timer Penetration Test Cone Penetration Test Cup, 55 mm dia x 40 mm deep
SSO-1009
Cone Penetrometer,
IS: 2720 (Part 5), IS: 11196 - 1985, :
Cone Penetrometer consists of one each of the following:
Penetration Test Cone
Penetration Test Cup,
55 mm dia x 40 mm deep

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Consolidation


IS: 2720 (Part 15) 1986, IS: 12287-1988, BS: 1377, ASTM D2435
Consolidation of clay deposits leads to distress in buildings such as cracks and failures. Consolidation is the reduction of volume of soil due to expulsion of water from its pore space caused by sustained loading. This phenomenon is time dependent. The one-dimensional consolidation test performed on an undisturbed sample of clay is useful for understanding the history of the soil deposit. The test results can be used for calculating the settlement of structures built on clayey soil.
Consolidation Apparatus
The standard outfit comprises fixed ring type of consolidometer cell for testing specimens 60 mm dia x 20 mm thick, but the unit is so designed that specimens of varying sizes from 50 mm dia to 100 mm dia can also be tested. Besides, the same loading unit can be used with floating ring consolidometer cells, which can be supplied at extra cost. The standard outfit is supplied with a set of weights to give a total pressure of 10 kg/cm2 (besides a seating load of 0.05 kg/cm3 on the specimen), but an additional set of weights are required to reach the full capacity of 20 kg/cm2. The necessary accessories to perform the permeability test of the 'Varying Head' type can also be provided at extra cost. The outfit is also available as three-gang or six-gang in which three/six consolidometers are mounted on a single frame. The consolidation may be measured by the conventional dial gauges or using the transducers and electronic readout unit in Digital Modals.
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SSO-1010
Consolidation Apparatus 60mm specimen dia single gang
SSO-1010D
Consolidation Apparatus 60mm specimen dia single gang, Digital
SSO-1011
Consolidation Apparatus 60mm specimen dia, three gang
SSO-1010001
Consolidation weight
SSO-1010002
Consolidation cell assembly

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Direct Shear


IS: 2720 (Part 13), ASTM D 3080
The Direct Shear test is carried out with an apparatus consisting of a square or circular box divided into two halves. The specimen, contained in the box, is subjected to a constant normal load while an increasing horizontal force is applied to one of the sections of the shear box. This force causes a shear failure along the junction between the box sections. The shear force and the normal load are measured directly. The rate of strain is adjusted by the speed of the horizontal force applied. The loading unit has V-strips on which the shear box housing rests. The precalibrated load yoke with direct and lever system for applying normal load of 8 kg/cm2 capacity, fixtures, for proving ring brackets, for holding consolidation and strain dial gauges and lead screw for application of shear stress
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SSO-1012
Direct Shear apparatus, 2 KN Manual
IS: 11229 - 1985, 2720 (Part 13) - 1986
Type of Shear Measurement:
Direct/Residual Operation: Manual Specimen Size: 60 x 60 x 25 mm
SSO-1013
Direct Shear apparatus, 2 KN
IS: 11229 - 1985, 2720 (Part 13) - 1986
Type of Shear Measurement:
Direct/Residual Operation: Motorised Rates of Strain (mm/min): 1.25,
Specimen Size: 60 x 60 x 25 mm
Power Specifications: 230 V, 50 Hz, Single Phase, AC supply
SSO-1013D
Direct Shear apparatus, 2 KN
IS: 11229 - 1985, 2720 (Part 13) - 1986
Type of Shear Measurement: Direct/Residual Operation: Motorised
Read Out: Digital
Rates of Strain (mm/min) : 1.25, Specimen Size: 60 x 60 x 25 mm
Power Specifications: 230 V, 50 Hz, Single Phase, AC supply
SSO-1014
Direct Shear apparatus, 2 KN, 12 Speed
IS: 11229 - 1985, 2720 (Part 13) - 1986
Type of Shear Measurement:
Direct/Residual Operation: Motorised
Rates of Strain (mm/min) : 1.25, 0.625, 0.25, 0.125, 0.05, 0.025, 0.01, 0.005, 0.002, 0.001, 0.0004, 0.0002
Specimen Size: 60 x 60 x 25 mm
Power Specifications: 230 V, 50 Hz, Single Phase, AC supply
SSO-1014D
Direct Shear apparatus, 2 KN
IS: 11229 - 1985, 2720 (Part 13) - 1986
Same asSSO-1014 but read out is Digital
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SSO-1015
Large Direct Shear Apparatus,
Motorised, 30 kN (3,000 kgf)
IS: 2720 (Section 1 - Part 39)-1977,
IS: 11593-1986
For testing sands, gravel, gravely clays and clay gravels for use in rolled fill embankments.
Type of Shear Measurement Power Specifications: 220 V, 50 Hz, 1 phase, AC supply
SSO-1016
Large Direct Shear Apparatus
Motorised, 50 kN (5,000 kgf)
IS: 2720 (Section 1 - Part 39)-1977,
IS: 11593-1986
For testing sands, gravel, gravely clays and clay gravels for use in rolled fill embankments.
Type of Shear Measurement
SSO-1017D
Large Direct Shear Apparatus
Motorised, 50 kN (5,000 kgf)
IS: 2720 (Section 1 - Part 39)-1977,IS: 11593-1986
Same As IL-510 but read out is Digital .The above apparatus consists of:
SSO-1018
Dynamic Cone Penetrometer
For determining the resistance of different soil strata to dynamic penetration of a 50 mm cone and thereby obtain an indication regarding their relative strengths or density or both. The method helps survey of large area in a short time. In some cases, especially if the depth is great, it may be difficult to pull out the cone after the completion of the test. Hence the cone without threads should be used in the case of deep soundings as it may be left in the ground. For shallow depths, generally upto 15 m, if the conditions permit, the cone with threads may be used.
It consist of :
Cone Plain 50mm base dia and cone angle 60 deg.
Cone adaptor with cone and standard threads for 'A' rod coupling.
Cone threaded for 'A' rod coupling 60 deg. cone angle, 50mm base dia.

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