Triaxial Shear Test

Triaxial Shear Test can be defined as the test that is conducted to assess the mechanical properties of soil. These mechanical properties include shear resistance, cohesion and dilatancy stress. The … Read More

Setting Time of Cement

Generally, the setting time of cement can be divided into initial setting time and the final setting time. In very simple terms, the initial setting time may be understood as … Read More

Vane Shear Test

Vane shear test on the soil is used to determine the shear strength ( particularly un-drained shear strength) of the soil. This test on soil can be carried out both … Read More

Tests on Rock

Rocks are an important type of construction materials used extensively from primitive times. Various types of constructions such as stone houses, gabion walls etc are constructed throughout the world. Due … Read More

Core Cutter Method

The determination of dry density by the core cutter method generally involves the hammering or jacking of a  steel cylinder ( with known mass and volume)  into the soil thereby … Read More

Sieve Analysis

One of the most important properties of the soil is the grain properties. The grain properties of soils are the particle size, grain shape and mineralogical composition. Thus, to determine … Read More

Turkey Earthquake- 23 Feb. 2020

Recent update on turkey earthquake: Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7 Mw Location:  25km SE of Saray, Turkey Affected Countries: Turkey, Iran, Armenia, and Azerbaijan Exact Location: 38.504°N 44.405°E Time : 05:53:01 (UTC) … Read More