Soil-Cement Strength Test Equipment
Soil-cement is often used as a modified base course to reinforce asphalt or concrete pavements for heavier loads, or as a remediation for roadway bases with poor soil conditions. Soil-cement is an engineered composite material consisting of Portland cement, soil or aggregate, and water placed and compacted using specific methods. Trial mixtures are designed and tested in the laboratory, ensuring optimum field performance. Soil-cement is also known as a cement-stabilized base or cement-treated aggregate base.
Mix batches are designed in the lab and compacted into cylindrical molds. The formed and cured specimens are tested in compression to determine strength using laboratory load frames.
- Load Frames are used for compression testing in a variety of popular laboratory tests. Models feature a similar design and are available with different loading rates to meet diverse requirements. When equipped with specific analog or digital components, they measure load and deformation information for individual test methods.
- Load & Displacement Measurement outfit load frames for measurement of load and displacement during compression testing, select from analog or digital instrument sets.
- Soil-Cement Data Acquisition Software is optimized for Karol Warner digital data readouts and individual components. The applications are also compatible with other instruments to record specimen load and deformation data, calculate results and prepare reports for specific tests.
- Swivel Top Platens are used in Soil-Cement Testing. They are constructed from durable steel and finished with zinc plating. Swivel top platens are spherically seated to compensate for minor alignment issues.