Slump Test Experiment – Apparatus – Types – Procedure

Slump Test Experiment

Slump test is a laboratory or site experiment civil engineers perform to assess the workability of the concrete. With such, the test is also referred to as slump cone test or concrete workability slump test. During concrete pouring, you need to check the uniform quality of concrete in terms of consistency and workability. Fresh concrete … Read more

Field Density Test by Core Cutter Method

Field Density Test by Core Cutter Method

Like other methods described here, core cutter method of field density test is used to determine the in-situ density and compaction of soil embankment or subgrade. Why Core Cutter method is used in Civil Engineer? In order to evaluate the compaction of soil we have achieved at site; we have to compare it with MDD. … Read more

Standard Proctor Test – Procedure – Apparatus – Calculation

Standard Proctor Test

Maximum dry Density of soil is determined in the laboratory with the help of Standard Proctor Test standardized by ASTM D698 and AASHTO T99. So this read explains in depth, the significance, background, apparatus and procedure of the standard proctor test. Basics of Soil Compaction It is worth mentioning, that densification or compaction of soil … Read more

Bitumen Extraction Test – Binder Content – Apparatus & Procedures

Bitumen Extraction test, also referred to as binder content test, is used to determine the amount of bitumen that is actually used as binding content in asphaltic pavement or asphaltic concrete recently laid at site. The durability, compatibility and resistance from defects like rutting, bleeding, raveling and ageing of  flexible asphaltic roads is highly dependent … Read more

Plate Bearing Test (Complete Guide WITH PICTURES)

Plate Bearing Test also known as plate load test or static loading test, is an in-situ load bearing test of soil.  The activity of plate bearing test is performed in order to determine the bearing capacity of soil underneath that is likely to take the anticipated load of temporary or a permanent structure. It is … Read more

Pile Driving Analysis Test (PDA Pile Testing)[With PICTURES]

PDA Pile Testing

High Strain Dynamic Pile Testing or PDA Pile Testing is an alternate pile testing technique which takes less time for test preparation and conducting, compared to the conventional static pile load test. This test method is used to obtain the force and velocity through measured strain and acceleration induced in a pile during the impact … Read more

Soundness Test of Cement by Le-Chatelier Apparatus (BONUS TIPS)

Apparatus for Soundness of Cement by Le-Chatelier

Soundness test of cement by Le-Chatelier apparatus is very easy but very important test along with many other quality tests on cement. Before going to the exact details, procedure and calculations of soundness test of cement by Le-Chatelier apparatus, let’s first discuss about the overview of soundness. A sound cement doesn’t undergo volumetric changes i.e. … Read more