Udupi, Apr 24, 2018: A team of final year civil engineering students of Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology and Management, Bantakal, developed an automated device to determine the dry density of the soil (factor which effect the strength and stability of the soil).
In this automated device, the dry density is determined within 10 seconds, along with recording temperature, humidity, date, time and location of the test place.
In the conventional method, it will take a day to determine the dry density of the soil. It is mainly a lab-oriented process with the requisition of a large setup of different instruments.
The device is cost effective, reduces time, eliminates manual calculation and energy efficient, along with being a portable device.
"Using this automated device, dry density can be determined in large number of samples in short time intervals," said Principal Prof Dr Thirumaleshwara Bhat.
The students who developed the concept are Kishor, Jeevan B Poojary, Rakshith, and Anvitha k, under the guidance of Assistant Professor Sunil S Haldankar.