In-situ density of soil is an important parameter for soil engineers. This is needed for determination of bearing capacity of soils, stability analysis, natural slopes and for determining degree of compaction of fills.
Indian standards specify two different methods for in-situ density etermination ; core cutter method for fine grained soils free from aggregates and the sand replacement method for fine, medium and coarse grained soils having stones and pebbles etc.
The apparatus for sand replacement method as specified in ASTM D-1556 is also covered in our range of equipment.
The apparatus is suitable for field density estimation of fine and medium grained soils, as per IS:2720 (Part XXVIII). It consists of:
The apparatus is suitable for estimation of field density of fine, medium and coarsegrained soils, as per IS:2720 (part XXVIII) and consists of:-
Used for the determination of in-situ density of soils containing particles not greater than 2 inch in diameter. The equipment consists of a brass cone provided with flange at the bottom and a valve at the top. It is provided with another cone at the top of the valve with arrangement to attach a standard plastic sand jug. Supplied complete with a density plate and one sand jug with an adopter for attaching the standard plastic sand jug.