FACULTY : CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT : GEOTECHNICAL,GEOLOGY, SURVEY, HIGHWAY & TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING GEOTECHNICAL LABORATORY

SUBJECT CODE LAB TITLE TESTING DATE GROUP NO GROUP MEMBER NAMES GROUP 1 1) 2) 3) 4) ECG223 California Bearing Test

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Badrul Nizam Ismail OBJECTIVE EQUIPMENT PROCEDURES ANALYSIS OF RESULTS DISCUSSION CONCLUSION TOTAL EXAMINER COMMENT /10 RECEIVED DATE /6 /1 /1 /2

Procedures: Specimen Preparation. Pour first portion of soil-water mix in the mould. 5. Surcharge weights of 4 kg. 1. VII. Fill in the mould completely in five layers. Take about 5. Loading machine. Equipment: I.5 kg dropping through 450 mm in 5 layers evenly spread on the surface.divide into five portions. 7. Sieves of size 20mm. Spacer disc.5kg of soil sample passing through 20mm sieve. IV. Clamp the mould aong with the extension collar to the base plate. Repeat steps 5 to 7 in similar fashion for the other four portions of soil. 3.Objective: To determine the California Bearing Ratio of the subgrade soil. Mould. Dial gauges Penetration pluger.Then. Place the coarse filter paper on the top of the spacer disc. . V. II. Scratch the top layer of compacted surface. VI. Add water to the soils in the required quantity and mix together the soil and water uniformly. 8. 6. III. Give 62 blows with the rammer weighing 4. 4. 2. Remove the extension collar and trim off the excess soil by straight edge.

Remove the base plate.0.9. Analysis of results: . until 6mm. 4.spacer disc and the filter paper and note down the weight of mould and compacted specimen.25 mm interval of the penetration dial gauge. with the base plate in position . 1.5. Record the load at penetration of 0. Stop the machine.. 3. remove the tested sample from the mould and clean the mould. Switch on the motor. and as the penetration proceeds record the load ring dial reading at 0. Collect about 20 to 50 kg of soil to determine the water content.75 . Penetration test. on the testing machine. 6. Bring the penetration plunger in contact with the soil surface and apply a load of 4 kg so that full contact between soil and plunger is established. Set the reading of dial gauges to zero. Place the mould containing the specimen. Take off the mould from the machine. 2.25..0. Invert the mould containing compacted soil and clamp it to the base plate. 5.0. This should be taken as zero loads. 7.

From this experiment. If the data is less than 1Mg/m3. The average particle density is more than 1 Mg/m3 can be considered as data. second sample is 1. The Average Particle Density is 1. Discussion: From the equation. the soil put into density bottle is too little and has an error during the experiment. .564 (Mg/ m 3 ) and the third sample is 1.711 (Mg/ m 3 ) . we obtain that the Particle Density for sample no.1 is 1.595 (Mg/ m 3 ).509 (Mg/ m 3 ). Particle Density. ρs = (m2 – m1) / (m4 – m1) – (m3 – m2) We can use this equation to get the particle density of soil and the result be greater than 1 Mg/m3 in order to obey the fact of water content. we have achive the objective of this experiment which is determine the specific gravity of the soil using the density bottle. Conclusion: As conclusion.