The GEO TECHNICAL ENGINEERING Laboratory is equipped with facilities to carry out many types of tests on soils. These include testing of a large range of sample sizes for compressibility, shear strength and drainage properties. Basic equipment for soil dynamics field and laboratory experiments, including the resonant column apparatus, are also available.
Electronic measuring devices for stress, strain and pore water pressure complement several data acquisition systems. The laboratory also has several non-destructive density and moisture measurement devices based on nuclear radiation for field and laboratory use. Major equipment for soft clay engineering includes ring shear apparatus, automatic stress path control system for triaxial testing and hydrocone consolidation cell.