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Soil Testing Instruments

14B. Laboratory Vane Shear Apparatus :
(Motorised) BIS –2720 (XXX). Same as SS-21, but motorized Rates
of rotation is 1/60. Suitable for operation on 220 volts, 50 cycles,
single phase A.C.

15. California Bearing Ratio Test Apparatus (Laboratory).
The CBR method is used for finding the relative bearing ratio and
expansion characteristics of soil of base, sub-base and sub-grade for
the design of roads, pavements and runways. It meets the
requirements of BIS-2720 Part XVI and consists of :
Load frame. Hand operated capacity 5000 kg.
One CBR Mould 150 mm dia and 175 mm high, complete with base
plate and collar 150 mm dia and 50 mm high.
One penetration Piston face dia 50 mm dia, Bracket.
Displacer Block 148 mm dia and 47.7 mm long.
Surcharge Weight 5 kg, and 2.5 kg with central hole and also slotted.
Cutting collar.
Proving ring, capacity 1000 kg.
One dial gauge with least count .01 mm.
15A. California Bearing Ratio Apparatus (Laboratory Type
Motorised). Complete as above, but supplied with a motorized load
frame with rates of travel of lead screw 0.025 mm/min.; 0.05
mm/min.; 0.0625 mm/min.; 0.125 mm/min.; 0.25 mm/min.; 0.5
mm/min.; 0.625 mm/min.; and 1.25 mm/min.
N.B Universal Automatic Compactor SS. 12 may be used for
compacting the soil into CBR Mould.
15B. California Bearing Ratio Apparatus (Field Type).
This method of testing in situ testing piston penetration has been

used as spacers between the proving ring and penetration piston. 250 mm dia with 51 mm dia central hole. It stands 30 cm. Surcharge weight. One Proving ring 50 KN capacity. 5 kg. Bridge support of welded steel angle construction. 1 length 50 cm. along with swivel head for the jack. Connector set has eight connectors for coupling the penetration piston and proving ring assembly either directly or though extension pieces. The lengths are machined from seamless steel tubing.adapted and developed by the US Corps of Engineers and is useful for determining the load carrying capacity in the field when the in place density and water contents are such that the degree of saturation is 80 percent or greater. wide at the feet. when the material is coarse grained and choesionless so that it is not affected by changes in water contents and when the material has been in place for several years. 10000 kg.. machined and hardened face . Specification : One leading Jack. © Copyright 2005 Shiva Scientific Instruments . Adjustable bracket for mounting the dial micrometer. high and 45 cm.01 mm least count. 215 mm dia Surcharge weight. 2 lengths 10 cm. Extension Set consisting of : 2 length 5 cm. provided with a quick release screw type clamp capable of sliding and locking anywhere along 250 cm length of the bridge.50 mm dia. One penetration piston. Surcharge weight slotted. 1 length 30 cm. capacity. 5 kg. threaded at the upper end to connect to the various lengths of extension sleeves through a connector. slotted 10 kg 215 mm dia One dial gauge . 1 length 100 cm.