Soil Mechanics Laboratory
Dr. Guido, as coordinator of the Geotechnical Program, is the faculty member directly responsible for the Soil Mechanics Laboratory. This lab is located at 41 Cooper Square in room LL222. The lab is equiped to coduct both basic experiments in soil mechanics and graduate level research. The following experiments can be performed : water content, specific gravity, grain size distribution (both mechanical with sieves and sedimentation with the hydrometer), consitency limits, standard and modified Proctor density tests, the California Bearing Ratio (CBR) test, constant and variable head permeability tets, consolidation tests with both 2.5 and 4.0 inch diameter consolidometers, constant rate of strain direct shear tets, unconfined compression test and triaxial compression test with either volume change or pore pressure monitoring The lab is also equipped with a hydraulic extruder for the removal of "undisturbed" soil from shelby tubes. A state-of-the-art Concrete Curing room, with both temperature and humidity controls, is available for storage of "unditurbed" samples.
Constant and Variable Head Permeability Equipment
Triaxial Testing Equipment
Direct Shear Testing Equipment
Load Frame & Consolidation Testing Equipment