Apparatus 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Loading frame of capacity of 2 t,with constant rate of movement. Proving ring of 0.01 kg sensitivity for soft soils , 0.
05 kg for stiff soils. Soils trimmer. Evaporating dish (Aluminium container). Frictionless end plates of 75 mm length. Soil sample of 75 mm length. Balance sensitivity to weight 0.01 g. Oven. Sample extractor and split sampler. Dial gauge (sensitivity 0.01 mm) Vernier calipers.
Reassemble the extractor and extrude the sample from the sampling tube. Place the specimen centrally on the lower platen and rotate the handle to bring the top of the specimen into contact with the top platen and in correct alignment . Push into the soil the sampling tube and then remove it by using a hoe. Continue the test until the maximum compressive stress has been passed . 3. remove the load from the specimen and determine the water content of the soil specimen. Apply axial force to the specimen by rotating the handle at a steady rate until the specimen fails. or in the event of plastic failure which does not exhibit a maximum strength. Ensure that the rate of deformation of the specimen is approximately 8 mm/min. until a srain of 20% has been reached. When a shear plane occurs . After the test. Measure the length . 7. the aim being to achieve a test time of about 2 min for a specimen at 20% strain. 2.Procedure 1. 4. 6. 5. diameter and weight of the sample. Stop and record the peak strength and the type of failure pattern.
. its angle should be rocerded.