Engineering Geology Laboratory

Lab Description

Engineering Geology Laboratory


This lab is intended to serve the undergraduate students to be acquainted with the following teaching materials:

  1. Rules for drawing and interpreting contour lines
  2. Crystallographic class, crystal symmetry, crystallographic axes, Miller indices, crystal form. etc.
  3. Mineralogy (metallic and non-metallic minerals)
  4. Petrology: igneous rock, sedimentary and metamorphic rock.
  5. In addition to the above tutoring purposes the lab also facilitates the graduate students to perform their experimental works as part of their M. S. theses research.



Latest state of the art equipments that are mostly fitted with computerized data collection are used to perform various types of soil testing to the highest standard. Some of these machines are:

  1. Pocket Magnifier
  2. Magnetic Compass
  3. Dipping needle Apparatus
  4. Rock Classification Hammer
  5. Geiger Counter
  6. Rock Trimmer
  7. Range finder
  8. Polarizing Microscopes
  9. Geological Hammer

Testing Services

The followings are the major tests that can be performed at Soil Mechanics Laboratory :


Aggregate & Soil Testing

  1. Specific gravity
  2. Atterberg  Limits
  3. Sieve   analysis(Mechanical &Hydrometer)
  4. Triaxial  Test
  5. Soil Classification
  6. Permeability test
  7. Consolidation
  8. Direct Shear Test
  9. Unconfined Compression Test
  10. Proctor Test (Standard & Modified)  Field Density Test

Rock Testing

  1. Point Load Test
  2. Direct Shear Test
  3. Slake Durability Test


Technical Staff

All tests are run by highly qualified engineers and technicians who are constantly supervised by experienced faculties in order to assure the compliance of these tests with international standards. Accurateness of computer generated tests results are often verified and thus considered reliable by decision-makers. Quality assurance of material testing services is maintained through periodic evaluation programs in term of checking the calibration of the equipment and upgrading them to meet the market demands.



 Engineer Nadia A. Sweedat

Master Degree in Civil Engineering/Geotechnical



Civil Engineering Laboratories

Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering – Jordan University of Science and Technology

P.O. Box 22110, Irbid, Jordan
Tel: +962 (2) 7201000 22138 - Fax: +962 (2) 7201074
Email: civeng@just.edu.jo

Lab Location

C6 L0
Created at 1/5/2010 14:52 by System Account
Last modified at 1/5/2010 14:52 by System Account