A geotechnical laboratory is a facility used to conduct a variety of tests on soil, rock, and other construction materials in order to determine their physical and mechanical properties. These properties are important in the design and construction of foundations, retaining walls, and other structures that rely on the soil or rock for support.
In a geotechnical laboratory, technicians and engineers use spe cialized equipment to conduct tests such as soil compressibility, compaction, permeability, and strength. These tests help to determine the suitability of the soil or rock for a particular construction project and can also be used to identify any potential problems or hazards that might affect the stability of the structure.
There are a wide range of tests that may be conducted in a geotechnical laboratory, depending on the specific needs of the project and the materials being tested. Some common tests that may be conducted in a geotechnical laboratory include:
Overall, the specific tests that are conducted in a geotechnical laboratory will depend on the needs of the project and the materials being tested.
Besides the common devices used for assessing the physical properties of soil (i.e. sieves and screens, shaker, marked glass cylinders, hydrometers, fall cone penetrometer, digital balances, forced draft ovens etc.) our lab equipment contains some specialized devices for lab and in situ testing: