Physical and Mechanical Soil Characteristics Tests:

Physical and Mechanical Soil Characteristics Tests:



  • Density


    • Wet Condition

    • Dry Condition

    • Submerged Condition

    • Saturated Condition


  • Density of Soils in Solid Condition

  • Porosity, Porosity Coefficient

  • Degree of Saturation

  • Relative Density


Soil Classification:



  • Consistent conditions limits


    • Liquid Limit

    • Plastic Limit

    • Shrinkage Limit

    • Linear Shrinkage

    • Volume Shrinkage




  • Particle Size Distribution Analysis


    • Sieve Method

    • Hydrometer Method



Soil Strength:


  • Compressive Strength of Soils

  • Unconfined Compression Tests

  • Indirect Method – Hand vane Testers

  • Shear Strength of Clayey and Sandy Soils

  • Direct Shear Test

  • Drained and Undrained Tests

  • Triaxial Compression Test

  • Drained and Undrained Tests (UU, CU, CD)

Soil Consolidation – Deformation:

  • Determination of Consolidation

  • Classic Odometer

  • One-dimensional Unconfined Consolidation Test

Examining Unique Characteristics of Soils:


  • Permeability Determination

  • Constant Hydraulic Decline

  • Inconsistent Hydraulic Decline

  • Optimal Moisture Content Test

  • Standard Proctor Test

  • Modified Proctor Test

  • CBR Test

  • In-Situ and Ex-Situ

  • Plate Bearing Test

  • Organic Content of Soils