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Manufacturer of a wide range of products which include direct shear apparatus, unconfined compression tester proving ring type apparatus, consolidation test apparatus and soil permeability apparatus.

Direct Shear Apparatus

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A Direct Shear Apparatus is a laboratory instrument used to determine the shear strength properties of soil samples. It measures the shear resistance and the deformation characteristics of soils under different loads and conditions. The test is commonly conducted according to standards such as ASTM D3080 or BS 1377: Part 7.

The Direct Shear Apparatus typically consists of the following components:

  1. Shear Box Assembly: The shear box is a rectangular container that holds the soil sample during the test. It is divided into two halves, the upper half called the loading section and the lower half called the specimen section. The two halves can move relative to each other to apply a direct shear force on the soil sample.

  2. Loading Mechanism: The loading mechanism applies a vertical force to the loading section of the shear box. This force can be applied manually or through a motor-driven system.

  3. Deformation Measurement Devices: These devices are used to measure the displacement and deformation of the soil sample during the test. They typically include linear variable differential transformers (LVDTs) or displacement transducers.

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Unconfined Compression Tester Proving Ring Type Apparatus

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An Unconfined Compression Tester, Proving Ring Type, is a laboratory apparatus used to measure the unconfined compressive strength of soil specimens. It is specifically designed to test cohesive soils, such as clay or silt, which can undergo significant deformation without external lateral confinement. The test provides information about the strength and load-bearing capacity of the soil.

The Unconfined Compression Tester, Proving Ring Type, typically consists of the following components:

  1. Loading Frame: The loading frame provides the mechanical structure for applying axial compressive forces to the soil specimen. It usually includes a hydraulic or mechanical jack mechanism for controlled loading.

  2. Proving Ring: The proving ring is a precision instrument that measures the applied force or load. It consists of a metal ring with a known spring constant and a strain gauge or displacement transducer to measure the deformation of the ring.

  3. Load Measurement System: The load measurement system is connected to the proving ring and provides a means of measuring and recording the applied load. This can include a digital display unit or a data acquisition system for accurate and real-time load readings.

  4. Specimen Holder: The specimen holder is used to hold the soil specimen during the test. It typically consists of a split mold or a cylindrical mold with a top and bottom plate. The top plate is usually adjustable to control the specimen height and alignment.

  5. Porous Stones: Porous stones or filter discs are placed on top and bottom of the soil specimen within the specimen holder. They allow for water drainage and prevent extrusion of soil particles during the test.

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Consolidation Test Apparatus

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Consolidation apparatus is used in geotechnical engineering laboratories to determine the consolidation properties of soil samples. The consolidation test measures the rate and magnitude of settlement that occurs in soil when subjected to a constant load over time. The apparatus used for consolidation testing typically includes the following components:

  1. Consolidometer: A consolidation apparatus consists of a consolidation cell or consolidometer, which is a cylindrical or square container made of rigid material, such as brass or acrylic. The soil sample is placed inside the consolidometer, and it is used to apply the load and measure the settlement.

  2. Loading Frame: A loading frame or loading device is used to apply the load to the consolidometer. It can be a hydraulic, pneumatic, or dead-weight loading system. The loading frame applies a constant vertical load to the soil sample during the test.

  3. Water Reservoir: A water reservoir is connected to the consolidometer to provide a constant and controlled water supply. Water is allowed to flow into the consolidometer to saturate the soil sample and maintain a constant water content throughout the test.

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Soil Permeability Apparatus

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A Soil Permeability Apparatus, also known as a permeameter or constant head permeability apparatus, is a laboratory instrument used to measure the permeability or the flow characteristics of water through soil samples. It helps determine the ability of soil to transmit water, which is crucial for assessing drainage properties, groundwater flow, and engineering applications. The test is typically conducted following standards such as ASTM D2434 or BS 1377: Part 5.

The Soil Permeability Apparatus typically includes the following components:

  1. Permeameter Cell: The permeameter cell is a cylindrical or square container that holds the soil sample during the test. It has an inlet and outlet for water flow and is designed to create a controlled flow path through the soil.

  2. Water Reservoir: A water reservoir or constant head tank is used to provide a constant hydraulic head or pressure gradient for water flow through the soil sample. The water level in the reservoir is maintained at a constant height throughout the test.

  3. Manometer Tubes: Manometer tubes are connected to the permeameter cell to measure the water level and determine the pressure difference across the soil sample. They allow the calculation of hydraulic gradients and permeability values.

  4. Water Flow Measurement: The apparatus may include devices to measure and control the flow rate of water through the soil sample. This can be achieved using a flow meter or a measuring cylinder with a known volume.

  5. Porous Stones: Porous stones or filter stones are placed at the inlet and outlet of the permeameter cell to ensure uniform flow distribution and prevent soil particles from entering or obstructing the flow path.

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