Shrinkage Limit Set
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.
The apparatus can be used to determine shrinkage limit and to calculate other shrinkage factors like shrinkage ratio, shrinkage index, and volumetric shrinkage.
At shrinkage limit, on further reduction in water, air enters into the voids of soils and thus keeps the volume constant.
Perspex plate with three metal prongs.
Set consists of one each:-
Porcelain evaporating Dish.
Glass cylinder 25ml x 0.5ml supplied without mercury.
Mercury supplied in the bottle of 500 gms.