Moisture Condition Value (MCV)

Moisture Condition Value (MCV)

Moisture Condition Value (MCV) – the MCV test is a quick way of assessing the mechanical strength of a soil and can be used in the laboratory or in the field where a material is being placed. Material passing a 20mm test sieve is compacted by use of the built in rammer and the settlement achieved for a specified number of blows recorded.  By plotting results on a logarithmic graph, the MCV value is obtained allowing analysis of  variation in MCV value against changing moisture contents.