Lab Services

The Lab Services include single purpose project that utilize standard processes or procedures according to ASTM and ASABE standards for the following testing:

  1. Gravimetric material moisture content
  2. Atterberg limits of soil (liquid, plastic)
  3. Moisture density curve (Proctor mold test)
  4. Particle distribution using sieve method
  5. Shear strength tests (direct shear and traxial tests)

For details to arrange the services, contact the services operations supervisor: Mehari Tekeste ( (515-294-2464). Address: Soil and crop mechanics laboratory 3210 Sukup Lab, Ames, Iowa 50010).