Proctor compaction test



The Proctor compaction test is a laboratory method developed by Ralph R. Proctor in 1933 to determine experimentally the water content necessary to obtain the maximum dry density of a granular soil (or not) by compaction at a fixed energy

Our soil laboratory software “CiviLab” facilitates the processing of The Proctor compaction test and reduces the time required, also CiviLab provides high quality reports and archives them properly

In the Proctor compaction test you can use CiviLab to:

  • Standard and Modified Proctor;
  • Standard and Modified Proctor Mould (Proctor and CBR);
  • Plot the compaction curves (You can draw multiple curves in the same sheet);
  • Calculate the maximum density (γOPM) and the optimum moisture contents (WOPM);

How to use Civilab to perform a Proctor compaction test?



I- Input Data:



Click on the "Micanical tests" tab then click the "Data" button in the "Proctor" panel (see Figure 01) Then:

  • Enter the test name;
  • Select the test date;
  • Select the layer which should be used in the drawing process;
  • Select the test type (Standard or Modified);
  • Select the mould type (Proctor for the standard proctor mould and CBR for the modified proctor mould);
  • Select the degree of the polynomial curve (to plot the proctor curve);
  • Input the standard used;
  • Input the weight of the empty mould in g;
  • Input the percentage of large particles to perform the correction;
  • Input the soil relative density;
  • For each compacted specimen input:
    • Weight in g of mould + soil;
    • To compute the moisture content enter the Wet mass in g, the Dry mass in g and the container weight in g;

After that click the "Add/Modify" button

Proctor compaction test, screenshot 01, CiviLab: concrete software

Figure 01



II- Add a sheet (The report page):



Click on the "Sheets" button in the "Proctor" panel (see Figure 02) Then:

  • Enter the sheet name;
  • Select the font;
  • Select the layer used in the background drawing;
  • Select the tests;
  • If you want to display general project informations check it;
  • If you want to display the test data check the device specifications.

Then click the "Add/Modify" button

Proctor compaction test, screenshot 02, CiviLab: concrete software

Figure 02



III- Display the report:



To display the report, click on the sheet name in the tree view (Figure 03)

Proctor compaction test,screenshot 03, CiviLab: concrete software

Figure 03



To export or print the report, click on "Home" tab, then click the appropriate button in the Outputs panel (Print or Export button) as shown in figure 04

Proctor compaction test, screenshot 04, CiviLab: concrete software

Figure 04



IV- Example of a Proctor test report:

Proctor compaction test, screenshot 05, CiviLab: concrete software

Figure 05



What is CiviLab ?



CiviLab is a multilingual civil engineering laboratory software (Soil and concrete). Our laboratory software allows you to perform the tests with your preferred language and provides you a multilingual reports. Designed by civil engineers to meet your expectations, our soil and concrete laboratory software allows you to manage the tests carried out within your laboratory or in situ with remarkable flexibility and reliability. Easiness of usage, allowing members of your laboratory to master CiviLab in record time.

Our soil and concrete laboratory software supports the following languages

  • English;
  • French.

CiviLab manage the following tests:



  1. Geometric properties (density, Moisture content, Void ratio ...etc.);
  2. Grain size distribution test;
  3. Atterberg limits test;
  4. Sand equivalent test;
  5. Micro deval abrasion test;
  6. Los angeles abrasion test;
  7. Proctor compaction test;
  8. Direct shear test;
  9. Oedometer test;
  10. Drill hole log;
  11. Heavy dynamic penetrometer test;
  12. Menard pressuremeter test;
  13. Concrete mix design- ACI method;
  14. Concrete mix design- Dreux- Gorisse method;
  15. Concrete mix design- Bolomey method;
  16. Concrete mix design- Faury method;
  17. Compression test on concrete;
  18. Ultrasonic testing;
  19. Bitumen Extraction test;
  20. Bulk relative density of bituminous specimen;
  21. In-Situ Density Measurements.

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