Applied Geoscience and Engineering, Inc.
Triaxial Test

Consulting Civil Engineers - Specializing in Geotechnical Engineering, Soils Laboratory Testing, and Environmental Services


Scope of Services




Natural Moisture Content of Soil & Rock



Particle Size Analysis with/ without Hydrometer



Liquid and Plastic Limits & Plasticity Index

 T89, T90


Soils Classification



Compaction Characteristics of Soils Using Standard Effort (Standard Proctor)



Compaction Characteristics of Soils Using Modified Effort (Modified Proctor)



Specific Gravity of Soils



Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soils



Unconsolidated, Undrained Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soils in Triaxial Compression



Consolidated, Undrained Triaxial Compression Test on Cohesive Soils



Direct Shear Test of Soil



One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soils



California Bearing Ratio (CBR)



Hydraulic Conductivity  of Saturated Porous  Material Using a Flexible Wall Permeameter



Permeability of Granular Soils (Constant Head)





Unconfined Compressive Strength of Rock


Elastic Moduli of Rock in Uniaxial Compression


Triaxial Compressive Strength of Rock without Pore Pressure Measurement


Point Load Strength Index of Rock


Mechanical Proctor Compactor
Triaxial & Permeability Test Panel & Cells
Direct Shear Test

A full range of laboratory testing in our own in-house AASHTO AAP-accredited soils laboratory is listed below:

Laboratory Soils/Rock Testing


Applied Geoscience & Engineering, Inc. (AG&E) maintains a fully equipped soils laboratory which was established in 1981. The laboratory is accredited by the AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) and provides testing services to Federal, state and local agencies, architectural and engineering firms, industries, private organizations, and contractors.


Quality and timely performance are the goals of our laboratory. All tests are performed according to ASTM and AASHTO standards. Routine onsite inspections of our soil testing facility are conducted by AMRL; also, AG&E's laboratory staff participates in their Soil Proficiency Sample Program.


In addition to equipment for testing physical properties of soil, AG&E's laboratory contains permeability/ triaxial test panels and cells which can perform three flexible wall permeability/triaxial tests simultaneously, two fixed wall permeameters (4½" & 9" dia.), a loading frame, a consolidometer, a direct shear apparatus, a mechanical Proctor compactor, two electronic balances, and a rock point load tester.

Laboratory tests are conducted to represent field conditions; results are interpreted to establish criteria for earthwork and foundation placement and obtain  stability/deformation soil parameters. Our engineers and technicians who perform the tests have the analytical and practical background to perform these tasks.  The laboratory provides support for both the company's geotechnical engineering and field construciton testing services.