Consolidation Test Machines

STANDARDS : BS 1377:5; ASTM D2435, D3877, D4546; AASHTO T216 CEN ISO/TS 17892-5

The one-dimensional consolidation test of a soil sample enables to ascertain the settlement characteristic over a given period of


Loads are applied with progressive increases and the settlement values are read on a dial gauge. 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.