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Geotechnical Laboratory

  • Over 950 sq ft of floor space for physical modeling and component testing
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR) machine with the capacity of 10,000 lbs
  • Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) machine with the capacity of 2,500 lbs
  • Six Casagrande devices and two microwaves for running Atterberg limits tests
  • Direct Shear test device
  • Different size of molds and hammers for running compaction test (four 4-inch and four 6-inch molds, four 5.5-lb hammers and two 10-lb hammers)
  • Consolidation test device
  • Three different sizes of sand cone
  • Four scales with capacity of 6,000 g with accuracy of 0.01g, one scale with capacity of 30 kg with accuracy of 0.002 kg
  • Three sets of different size of sieves and two shaking machines for Grain Size Distribution test
  • Different size of shovels, spatulas and tape measures for site surveying
  • Permeameter device for Permeability test

Faculty Contact Information:


James Mahar

Ph.D., LPG, PG, PHG - Senior Lecturer

Office: Colonial Hall 9