Soil Mechanics Laboratory


The main activity of this laboratory is to serve the education, research and development and public services as the primary goal. Soil Mechanics Laboratory at the forefront leading the field of Geotechnical Engineering that has an important role in the design, construction, maintenance and forensic engineering.

Soil Mechanics Laboratory has various facilities, consists of laboratory testing, in-situ testing, numerical modelling and expert reports related to Geotechnical Engineering.


Soil Mechanics Laboratory has researched several programs, such as:

  • Utilization coal ash as recycling material options in view point of
  • Karst Material characterization & construction of underground river barrage.
  • Local genius and rehabilitation of Prambanan temple due to earthquake.
  • Characterization and constitutive model development of unsaturated soils in
    geotechnical engineering analysis and design.
  • Slope stability analysis using numerical simulations including dynamic
  • Soil reinforcement uses conventional and modern methods.
  • Stress-deformation analysis using numerical simulations.
  • 3D landslide numerical simulation: case studies.
  • Study and development of foundation system on soft soil.
  • Liquefaction and sand boiling


The analysis supported by the authorities in Soil Mechanics Laboratory are:

Soil Index Properties Test
– Grain Size Analysis Test
– Atterberg Limit Test
– Compaction Test
– CBR Test
– Sedimentation Test
– Consolidation Test & Rowe
– Geonor Swelling Test
– Permeability Test
– Direct Shear Test
– Unconfined Compression Test
– Triaxial Test
– Cyclic Triaxial Test
– Development of Unsaturated Triaxial Test
– Development of Scale Model Test

The equipment for in-situ testing is:
– Drilling Machine
– Standard Penetration Test (SPT)
– Cone Penetration Test (CPT)
– In-situ CBR Test
– Vane Shear Test
– In-situ Density Test
– Geo-gauge In place Soil Stiffness Modulus Test