Soil Mechanics Labs
The three soil mechanics laboratories located in the Buchanan Engineering building provide space and equipment for receiving, processing, compacting and testing soils and geosynthetics.
In addition to identification and classification tests for soils, engineering property test capabilities include one-dimensional compression and consolidation, permeability, and direct shear tests. Static and dynamic triaxial compression tests can be performed on test specimens up to four inches in diameter. Tests performed on geosynthetics include tension and flow tests.