CONSOLIDATION APPARATUS

BS 1377:5; ASTM D2435; D3877; D4546; AASHTO T216
Main features
General description

The One-dimensional Consolidation test is used to determine the consolidation characteristics of soils of low permeability.

Tests are carried out on specimens prepared from undisturbed samples. Data obtained from these tests together with classification data and a knowledge of the soils loading history, enables estimates to be made of the behavior of foundations under load.

The consolidation apparatus is rigidly constructed to ensure minimum frame distortion. The frame is designed to load the specimen through a lever arm assembly and one of three alternative beam ratios as 9:1, 10:1 and 11:1.

The beam is fitted with a counter balance weight and beam support jack. The cell platform will accept the complete range of consolidation cells and is fitted with a central spigot to ensure accurate centering of the cell under the loading.

The fixed ring consolidation cells are manufactured from corrosion-resistant materials and conform to the requirements of the relevant standards. An integral water reservoir is incorporated in the cell which allows the specimen to be inundated when required. All cells are supplied complete with upper and lower porous disc, pressure pad and cutting (specimen) ring.

The Front Loading Oedometer (consolidation) set comes complete with, cast aluminum frame, the lever arm incorporates 9:1, 10:1 and 11:1 beam ratios. Consolidation cell, dial gauge or displacement transducer and data logger, bench, weights, apparatuses for prepare consolidation samples and calibration disc.

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Technical specifications

Ordering info

SL 0806 Front Loading Oedometer (consolidation), cast aluminum frame, the lever arm incorporates 9:1, 10:1 and 11:1 beam ratios.

SL 0807 Consolidation cell for high pressure, 50 mm specimen dia., complete with upper and lower porous disc, cutter ring and cylinder wall.

SL 0808 Consolidation cell for high pressure BS/EN, 75 mm specimen dia., complete with upper and lower porous disc, cutter ring and cylinder wall.

SL 0809 Consolidation cell for high pressure ASTM, 63.50 mm (2.5″) specimen dia., complete with upper and lower porous disc, cutter ring and cylinder wall.

SL 0810 Bench for consolidation with 3 oedometer capacity

SL 0811 Calibration disc for 50 mm dia. consolidation cell, stainless steel

SL 0812 Calibration disc for 63.5 mm dia. consolidation cell, stainless steel

SL 0813 Calibration disc for 75 mm dia. consolidation cell, stainless steel

SL 0814 Set of Weights for consolidation, 16 kg comprising 2 pcs. 5 kg, 1 pcs. 2 kg, 2 pcs. 1 kg, 3 pcs. 0.5 kg, 2 pcs. 0.25 kg.

SL 0815 Set of Weights for consolidation, 32 kg comprising 1 pcs. 10 kg, 3 pcs. 5 kg, 2 pcs. 2 kg, 1 pcs. 1 kg, 3 pcs. 0.5 kg, 2 pcs. 0.25 kg.

Accessories

SL 0816 Set of Weights for consolidation, 50 kg comprising 3 pcs. 10 kg, 2 pcs. 5 kg, 3 pcs. 2 kg, 2 pcs. 1 kg, 3 pcs. 0.5 kg, 2 pcs. 0.25 kg.

SL 0817 Set of Weights for consolidation, 64 kg comprising 4 pcs. 10 kg, 3 pcs. 5 kg, 2 pcs. 2 kg, 3 pcs. 1 kg, 3 pcs. 0.5 kg, 2 pcs. 0.25 kg.

SL 0818 Set of Weights for consolidation, 80 kg comprising 6 pcs. 10 kg, 2 pcs. 5 kg, 3 pcs. 2 kg, 2 pcs. 1 kg, 3 pcs. 0.5 kg, 2 pcs. 0.25 kg.

SL 0819 Dial gauge

SL 0820 Digital Dial gauge

SL 0821 Displacement transducer

SL 0822 Data logger 4 Channel type.

SL 0823 Data logger 8 Channel type.