Soil Mechanics Laboratory | Department of Civil

Soil Mechanics Laboratory

The Soil Mechanics Laboratory at SNU was established in 2012. This state-of-the-art laboratory is equipped with all necessary equipment for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research in soil mechancis and foundation engineering. Research, consultancy and regular soil testing works are conducted in this laboratory under the supervision of faculty members, research scholars and laboratory staffs specializing in the area of Geotechnical Engineering.

The laboratory houses the following equipment:

  • Consolidation apparatus
  • Core cutter apparatus
  • Compaction apparatus
  • Direct Shear apparatus (Hand operated)
  • Direct Shear apparatus (Motorized)
  • Extractor frame Universal
  • Glass stand pipes set for falling head permeability test
  • Hot air oven
  • Hydrometer analysis apparatus
  • I.S Sieve set
  • Liquid limit apparatus
  • Liquid limit apparatus (motorized)
  • Permeability apparatus
  • Pycnometer apparatus
  • Proving Rings with dial gauges
  • Relative density apparatus
  • Shrinkage limit apparatus
  • Sand pouring cylinder apparatus
  • Sieve Shaker
  • Sieve sets
  • Stop watch
  • Thermometers
  • Triaxial Test apparatus
  • Separate Triaxial cell with accessories
  • Unconfined compression testing machine
  • Universal combined permeameter
  • Vane shear apparatus
  • Weighing Balance - Electronic type
  • Weighing Balance 5Kg
  • Weighing Balance 10 Kg
  • Consolidation Apparatus
  • Shrinkage limit apparatus



The Soil Mechanics Laboratory is housed in Room C014 (Ground Floor, C Wing) in the main academic building

Dr. Jagabandhu Dixit