Unconfined Compression Tester

  • Manufactured by: Hoskin Scientific Limited


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Product Description:

ASTM D-2166;AASHTO T-208.

  • Lightweight design for laboratory and field use.
  • Supplied complete and ready to operate.

The unconfined compression test is an important method of determining shear strength of cohesive and semi-cohesive soils.The test is widely used to supply information needed for the design and construction of civil engineering structures of many kinds, such as buildings, bridges, dams, and embankments. Test loads are applied to the specimen through a gearing arrangement located in the totally enclosed base.The gear train is actuated by a two-piece aluminum hand crank.The rate of strain can be regulated during the test by turning the hand crank at the desired rate. Loads are indicated on a proving ring and dial indicator assembly. Readings on the dial are converted to the load applied to the specimen by using the calibration charts supplied with each unit.

Specifications

Specimen Height. Up to 8" (203 mm).
Platens. 3" (76 mm) diam.; with concentric grooves for centering specimen.
Proving Ring. Plated steel; complete with dial indicator and calibration charts in English and Metric units.
Strain Indicator. English: 1.0" range x 0.001" graduations.
Metric: 25 mm range x 0.01 mm graduations.
Hand Crank. Two-piece; aluminum.
Base. One-piece; cast aluminum.
Crosshead. High-strength aluminum.
Dimensions. 10-5/8" w. x 6-3/8" d. x 26-1/4" h. (270 x 162 x 667 mm).
Weight. Net 43 lbs. (19.5 kg).; Shpg. 58 lbs. (26.3 kg).

Ordering Information
EI25-3604. 1,500 lb. load capacity.
EI25-3605. 6.6 kN load capacity.

Unconfined Compression Test Set Ordering Information

Set Includes:

  • 1 Unconfined Compression Tester (25-3604).
  • 1 Compaction Straightedge (24-9010).
  • 1 Digital Stopwatch (88-4340).
  • 1 Vernier Calipers (88-8050).

EI2435. English