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Shrinkage limit is the maximum water content at which a reduction in water content does not cause an appreciable reduction in the volume of the Soil Mass. At shrinkage limit, on further reduction in water, air enters into the voids of soils and thus keeps the volume constant.

Standard

IS : 2720 (Part 6), 10077

Model

VSLIC - 156

  • OVERVIEW

  • SPECIFICATIONS

  • FEATURES

  • VIDEO

  • DIMENSION

OVERVIEW

The Shrinkage Limit of a soil is defined as the moisture content after which any further reduction of moisture does not cause volume reduction. The shrinkage of clayey soil can be very significant. A fully saturated soil specimen is allowed to dry in free air and its volume is measured repeatedly by immersing in a mercury bath. From the data obtained from this test, Shrinkage Limit, Shrinkage Ratio, Shrinkage Index, and Volumetric Shrinkage can be calculated. The choice of puddle-clay material is often governed by the results obtained from this test.

SPECIFICATIONS

The apparatus can be used to determine the shrinkage limit and to calculate other shrinkage ratios, shrinkage index, and volumetric shrinkage.

FEATURES

  • Porcelain evaporating dish.
  • Shrinkage dish.
  • Glass cup.
  • Perspex plate with three metal prongs.
  • Flexible spatula 100mm.
  • Glass cylinder.
  • 25ml x 1ml supplied without mercury.
  • Plastic wash bottle 500ml.

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