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Geotechnical Investigations

ATES, with its in-house capabilities & international collaborators, provides state-of-the-art field & laboratory based services in the area of rock & soil mechanics. ATES innovates, designs and manufactures equipments for in-situ & laboratory based examinations. The division generates highly specialized & qualified geotechnical inputs and provides solutions to challenging issues.

Field Geotechnical investigations for Hydro and Other Infrastructure Projects

ATES has expertise in field studies for rocks & soils like :

  • Drilling and Sampling
  • Bore Hole Logging
  • Field Permeability
  • Standard Penetration Test
  • Dynamic Cone Penetration Test
  • Vane Shear Test
  • Pressuremeter Test (Max. capacity 80 bar)
  • Dilatometer (Max. capacity 300 bar)
  • Plate Load Test
  • Modulus of Sub-grade Reaction (K-Value)
  • California Bearing Ratio
  • Plate Jacking Test inside drift with option for borehole extensometer for multi-point measurement
  • Hydrofracture/HTPF Test
  • Flat Jack Test for In-situ Stress Measurement
  • In-situ Direct Shear Test
  • Pull Out Test of grouted rock anchors
  • Monitoring of Rock Movements

Soil, Rock and Construction Material Testing

ATES has well established in-house laboratory of international standards, equipped with modern and up to date instruments for characterizing physic-mechanical properties of soil, rock and rock joints


  • Gradation Analysis
  • Atterberg Limit
  • Direct Shear Test
  • Uniaxial Compressive Test
  • Triaxial Compressive Strength Test UU/CU/CD
  • Consolidation
  • Permeability
  • Density
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR)
  • Proctor Compaction
  • Swell Pressure &Swelling Index
  • Determination of total soluble solids, organic matter, calcium carbonate, cation exchange capacity, pH value and total soluble sulphates

Intact rock and rock joints

  • Index Properties
  • Uniaxial Compressive Test
  • Triaxial Compressive Test
  • Modulus of Elasticity And Poisson’s Ratio
  • Tensile Strength Test
  • Point Load Index Test
  • Hardness/Toughness Test
  • Petrographic Analysis
  • Direct Shear Test

Concrete Technology

  • Construction Material Survey (RBM, Query, C.A.,F.A. etc)
  • Repeated Temperature Cycle Test
  • Laboratory Testing of Materials
  • Design of Mortar & Concrete Mixes
  • Design of Gunite/Shotcrete/Steel Fiber Reinforced Shotcrete Mixes
  • Design of Concrete Mixes and Masonry(Calgrout)
  • Tests on Hardened Concrete
  • Design of Epoxy Resin/Polyurethane Mortars AndEpoxy/Polymer Concrete Mixes
  • Temperature Control Studies
  • Creep and Shrinkage Characteristics
  • Alkali Aggregate Reaction Studies
  • Execution and Supervision of Quality Control
  • Design of Roller Compacted Concrete Mixes
  • Setting Up of Field Laboratories

Petrographic Analysis
Detailed analysis of rock and minerals in thin section including micro-texture, structure and fluid inclusion with the origin of the rock read more...

Associated Category Services

Design And Analysis
Geophysical Services
Project Management and Quality Assurance Services
Engineering Geology & Geo-hazards
Landslide Hazard Zonation Mapping
Health Monitoring of Civil Structures
Reservoir Rim Stability Study
Structural Monitoring & Instrumentation
Slope Stability Problems
Traffic Surveys