Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual

Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual

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Now in its sixth edition, "Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual" is designed for the junior-level soil mechanics/geotechnical engineering laboratory course in civil engineering programs. It includes eighteen laboratory procedures that cover the essential properties of soils and their behavior under stress and strain, as well as explanations, procedures, sample calculations, and completed and blank data sheets. Written by Braja M. Das, respected author of market-leading texts in geotechnical and foundation engineering, this unique manual provides a detailed discussion of the AASHTO Classification System and the Unified Soil Classification System updated to conform to recent ASTM specifications. To improve ease and accessibility of use, this new edition includes not only the stand-alone version of the Soil Mechanics Laboratory Test software, but also ready-made Microsoft Excel[registered] templates designed to perform the same calculations. With the convenience of point and click data entry, these interactive programs can be used to collect, organize, and evaluate data for each of the book's eighteen labs.The resulting tables can be printed with their corresponding graphs, creating easily generated reports that display and analyze data obtained from the manual's laboratory tests. The features of this book include: includes sample calculations and graphs relevant to each laboratory test; supplies blank tables (that accompany each test) for laboratory use and report preparation; and contains a complete chapter on soil classification (Chapter 9); provides references and three useful appendices - Appendix A - Weight-Volume Relationships; Appendix B - Data Sheets for Laboratory Experiments; and Appendix C - Data Sheets for Preparation of Laboratory more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 284 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • numerous tables, figures and halftones
  • 0195150465
  • 9780195150469
  • 2,001,236

Table of contents

1. Laboratory Test and Report Preparation; 2. Determination of Water Content; 3. Specific Gravity; 4. Sieve Analysis; 5. Hydometer Analysis; 6. Liquid Limit Test; 7. Plastic Limit Test; 8. Shrinkage Limit Test; 9. Engineering Classification of Soils; 10. Constant Head Permeability Test in Sand; 11. Falling Head Permeability Test in Sand; 12. Standard Proctor Compaction Test; 13. Modified Proctor Compaction Test; 14. Determination of Field Unit Weight of Compaction by Sand Cone Method; 15. Direct Shear Test on Sand; 16. Unconfined Compression Test; 17. Consolidation Test; 18. Triaxial Tests in Clay; References; APPENDICES; A. Weight-Volume Relationships; B. Data Sheets for Laboratory Experiments; C. Data Sheets for Preparation of Laboratory Reportsshow more

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