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19CE407 SOIL MECHANICS LAB

0032

Course Outcomes

1. Organize specific field investigations including collection of soil samples for testing and observation of
soil behavior
2. Identify and classify soil based on standard geotechnical Engineering practice
3. Demonstrate tests and determine physical and engineering properties of soil samples
4. Develop and implement laboratory procedures to test Geotechnical engineering concept(s)
5. Analyze the behaviour of soil sample under different test conditions simulating field conditions
6. Compare the design parameters with those that comply with statutory regulations

COs – POs Mapping

COs PO1 PO4


1 2 3
2 2 3
3 3 3
4 3 3
5 3 3
6 3 3
3–Strongly linked | 2–Moderately linked | 1–Weakly linked
List of Experiments
1. Determination of Consistency Limits (Liquid, plastic and Shrinkage limit) forsoil.
2. Determination of Field density with Core cutter method & Sand replacementmethod.
3. Determination of particle size distribution through mechanical and hydrometeranalysis.
4. Determination of Optimum Moisture content and Maximum Dry Density for given soil
with Proctor CompactionTests.
5. Determination of coefficient Permeability of soil with constant head and variable
headTests.
6. Determination of strength parameters of given soil with Unconfined Compression strength
(UCS)test.
7. Determination of Consolidation characteristics of given cohesive soil by performing
consolidationtest.
8. Determination of Free swell index forsoil.
9. Determination of Strength parameters of given soil under different drainage conditions
with Triaxial Test.
10. Determination of strength parameter of given cohesion-less soil by performing Direct
ShearTest.
11. Determination of C.B.R Value of given soil with Laboratory CBR Test. (Any eight shall
beconducted)
List of Augmented Experiments
1. Prepare a remoulded cohesive soil sample with given field conditions (bulk density is
2.0g/cc; water content is 20%) collected at a depth of 10m and determine the strength
properties.
2. Determine the OMC and MDD for given soil and draw the Zero air void line and 95% air
void line.
3. Prepare a remoulded sample with given field conditions for a cohesionless soils (bulk
density is1.95g/cc; water content is 16%) and determine the strength properties.
4. Prepare a remoulded cohesive soil sample with given field conditions (bulk density is
2.0g/cc; water content is 18%) collected at a depth of 1.0m and determine the strength
properties.
5. Classify the given fine grained soils by using suitable tests.
6. Find out the field density and dry density of the given soil using suitable test and classify
the soil.
Reading Materials (s)
1. Soil Mechanics Lab Manual-Civil Engineering- GMRIT,Rajam
2. Gopal Ranjan and ASR Rao, Basic and Applied Soil Mechanics, 3rdEd.,New Age
International Pvt. Ltd,2016
3. C.V.Ramaiah, A Text Book of Geotechnical Engineering, 3rdEd., New Age International
Publishers, 2006
4. B.C.Punmia, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, 16 th Ed., Laxmi
Publications,2005
5. S. K.Gulhati & ManojDatta, Geotechnical Engineering, 4th Ed., Tata Mc.Graw Hill
Publishing Company, New Delhi.2005.