Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Soil Testing

The School of Earth and Environment | Te Kura Aronukurangi has a well-equipped Soil Mechanics Lab with facilities for soil classification and testing of permeability, compaction and strength properties including:

  • Direct Shear Shearmatic machine
  • Automated oedometer testing for consolidation
  • Compaction moulds and extruder
  • Constant and falling head permeability
  • UCS Compression Tester
  • Ring Shear box for residual shear measurement
  • Atterberg Limits (Cone Penetration and Casagrande)
  • pH, sulphate, conductivity, TDS and temperature meters
  • Swell-strain analysis
  • Pinhole tests

Contact us

Cathy Higgins

Technician
Engineering Geology
Ernest Rutherford 109
Internal Phone: 95023

Sarah Pope

Technician
Engineering Geology
Ernest Rutherford 109
Internal Phone: 95022