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Determination of Field Density of soil by drive cylinder (core cutter) method (AASHTO T204 -90)

Knowing the density of soil at field is of utmost importance for a transportation and civil engineer. The Soil under the action of load consolidates and settles due to empty pores and spaces and also due to expulsion of moisture and air within those pores and interstices.The densification of soil is due to removal, readjustment and packing of the soil particles within its matrix. As all the…
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Los Angeles Abrasion Resistance Test

Abrasion is known as process of scraping or wearing something away, technically speaking; abrasion in geology is the mechanical scraping of a rock surface by friction between rocks and moving particles during their transport by wind, waves, gravity, running water or erosion.
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Determine the water absorption of coarse aggregate

@import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald:700); The limit of water absorption by coarse aggregates is determined so as to calculate the appropriate amount of water to be added to the concrete mix, thus modifying the water cement ratio. A bone dry aggregate would necessitate, while for wet aggregate water contents should be reduced.\”Determine the water absorption by…
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