MINIATURE COMPACTION APPARATUS (ABBOTT TYPE)





Description:

 

MINIATURE COMPACTION APPARATUS (ABBOTT TYPE):

AS PER IS: 2720 (Part - IX) 1971 - 1978.

 

Introduction:

This is used for rapid determination of moisture content dry density relation using a constant weight of dry soil passing through 75 micrometer IS sieve.

 

General Description and Specifications: It consists of

  • A metal cylindrical tube having 50 mm I.D. and 435 mm height, a detachable base plate and a cap are provided for this tube. 8. nos. 1.5 mm dia holes equally spaced are drilled at a height of 100 mm from the base of the tube.
  • A metal rammer 48 mm dia x 48.5 mm in height is attached to a metallic rod with knob, so as to have a combined height of about 550 mm and a total weight of 2.6kg.
  • This rammer is adjusted for a free fall of 310 mm.
  • The graduations in millimeters and centimeters are marked on this rod, to coincide with zero (0) of the scale with the cap of the tube. Graduation is marked downward 0 to 8 cm with millimeter divisions.
  • They also plate has internal diameter of 50 mm with OD of 140 mm and height of 25 mm is supplied with flange and wing nuts for easily introducing soil sample and removing it.

 

 

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