Consolidometers for Expansion Index Testing
Expansion Index Consolidometer
Self-contained unit for conducting expansion tests on cured soil specimens.
Basic Swell/Expansion Consolidometer
A self-contained consolidometer used to conduct swell expansion tests on soil specimens.
Compaction Base and Collar
Used to produce a soil sample for use with the basic swell/expansion consolidometers
Compaction Hammer for Soil Samples
Rod with sliding weights on a 2" (51mm) dia foot.
Consolidometers, Expansion Index Testing, continued
Consolidometers are used to conduct many of the expansion tests needed to test the settlement of soil specimens. In tangent with consolidation load frames, these instruments test the strength of cured soil specimens prior to construction using swelling pressure tests. A vertically loaded soil layer is loaded in this appliance, creating one-dimensional direct compression on the sample. From there it is measured to assess its effects.
Humboldt provides two types of consolidometers:
The Expansion Index Consolidometer – used for conducting expansion tests on cured soil by measuring the height of the specimen after consolidation.
The Basic Swell/Expansion Consolidometer – used for conducting swell expansion tests on soil specimens by measuring the water drainage after consolidation.
If you have questions or need help selecting the consolidometer or appropriate tool that is right for your needs, please call us at 1.800.544.7220 or use our Ask Humboldt form.