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Incremental Consolidation and Swell Test System

What are the Incremental Consolidation & Swell tests?

Incremental Consolidation Data Sheet
Sample Geotechnical Report

LoadTrac II

LoadTrac II system for incremental consolidation and swell testing fully automates an entire consolidation test. Constant load and constant volume swell tests can be run automatically. Once a sample is placed in the load frame, the test conditions programmed, and the test started, the LoadTrac II system performs the complete test without intervention by the user. The computer automatically increments to the next stress by using conditions specified by the user. Incremental consolidation test can be completed in 24 to 48 hrs on most materials.

Applicable Test Standards

  • ASTM D2435, D4546, D3877
  • AASHTO T 216
  • BS 1377-5
  • ISO/TS 17892-5
  • AS 1289.6.6.1


  • Fully automated via computer or standalone capability for control and data collection
  • Micro-stepper, electronic motor system offers high speed and precise loading
  • More accurate, reliable, and easier to maintain than units requiring hydraulics or air pressure
  • Immediately produce reports according to test standards
  • Front panel display and keypad for observation and control of the test
  • Geo-Net compatibility allows access and control over a computer network
  • System flexibility to optionally perform the broadest range of static and dynamic tests


  • Capacity: 45 kN (10,000 lbs) or 90 kN (20,000 lbs)
  • Rate of displacement: 0.00003 to 25 mm/min (0.000001 to 1.0 in/min)
  • Platen travel: 76 mm (3.0 in)
  • Dimensions: 464 x 546 x 1206 mm (18 x 21.5 x 47.5 in)
  • Weight: 55 kg (120 lbs)

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