Shrinkage Limit Set

Standard : IS 2720 (PART-V) ASTM D 427, BS 1377

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.


Description

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.

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

Accessories(Extra)

  • 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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