The Soil Mechanics Laboratory enables students to study the physical properties of soil by preparing the samples and performing Atterberg's Limits, compaction, consolidation, permeability, unconfined compression, and direct shear tests. This experience helps them to appreciate the complexity of soil as a material. They also learn about the precautions to be observed and the limitations of the results associated with various types of soils and with different tests. The testing procedures conform to IS standards. This laboratory is also used by the graduate students to perform basic soil tests.
The Foundation Engineering Laboratory is concern with the application of soil mechanics to the analysis, design, and construction of foundations for structures. The instrument is used for Soil exploration, sampling, and in-situ testing techniques, Stress distribution and settlement of structures and bearing capacities of shallow foundations.