Soil Mechanics Testing

Trilab has the capability to undertake a suite of geomechnical design testing.  The company houses the latest geomechanical testing equipment and associated data acquisition and instrumentation.

Trilab’s specific soil mechanics testing range includes:

  • Over 30 Triaxial frames – specimen diameters of 50mm, 63mm, 75mm, 86mm, and 100mm; all have pore pressure measurement and data acquisition; to a maximum confining pressure of 3,500 kPa
  • Over 30 Oedometer cells – all with data acquisition
  • Over 19 Direct Shear units – up to 100mm square box; capable of up to 2,500 kPa normal pressures; all with data acquisition and surface profiling.
  • Two 300mm Shear Boxes with a maximum particle size capacity of 30mm.
  • 8 dedicated Triaxial Constant-Head Permeability testing units
  • Torsional Ring Shear testing unit.
  • 2 Extended Height consolidation testing units
  • UCS (generally referred to as Quick Undrained [QU] testing) and Young’s Modulus
  • Permeability (Falling Head, Constant Head and Triaxial)
  • CBR and Compaction
  • Classification and index testing (including Particle Size Distribution, Hydrometer, Atterberg Limits and Shrink/Swell)
  • Dispersion and Chemical Testing
  • Playing field material assessment, and partially saturated soils testing (includes water holding capacity, saturated hydraulic conductivity, and moisture release curve)

Working to Standards

Trilab adheres to the testing methods defined by Standards Australia, and is accredited to other standards including ASTM International and standards associated with other jurisdictions.

In order for Trilab to complete tests to the appropriate standard, customers are required to provide samples consistent with the minimum quantities and core diameters outlined in the attached Guide.

For a copy of Trilab’s Capability Statement click here.