Soil Properties

Soil Properties : Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation

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For sophomore/senior-level courses in Geotechnical Engineering or Soils and Foundation Engineering offered in Construction or Civil Engineering Technology departments.This unique lab manual guides students step-by-step through the hows and whys of the most commonly used testing methods in civil engineering practice-those based on the latest American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The manual uses a consistent "Procedure," "Data," and "Calculations" format for each test; contains completely worked examples showing the computations required for the analysis and evaluation of the test data collected; discusses what data, results, and other information should be presented in the test report; and explains what the test results will be used for in practical engineering problems. Blank data reporting forms and graph papers are provided for most tests, and an accompanying CD-ROM contains state-of-the-art, user-friendly software for compiling test data, performing calculations, plotting curves, and obtaining final results.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 424 pages
  • 210.8 x 274.3 x 20.3mm | 898.13g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130930059
  • 9780130930057

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"As a laboratory textbook, it is extremely accurate, detailed; and complex. This text would also be excellent for application in training a technician for an industry laboratory or geo-testing company." - Timothy W. Zeigler, Southern Polytechnic State University"Overall, the manual does an excellent job in presenting the principles of soil mechanics and the laboratory experiments." - Dr. Mohammad Najafi, PE, Director, Trenchless Research & Development Center; Visiting Associate Professor, University of Missouri, Columbiashow more

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This geotechnical laboratory manual for civil engineering, civil engineering technology, and construction science students and professionals uses a simple, direct style to explain each test procedure. It offers guidelines on collecting and evaluating data, as well as presenting the results properly: Typical values are given for many of the tests to help students decide if their results are reasonable. "Some of the key features include: " Updated to conform to the very latest information from ASTM. Definitions and objectives of tests are fully explained. Step-by-step numerical calculations. Engineering uses of the tests to show how the results are used in practical engineering applications. A unique chapter presents a visual-manual procedure for describing and identifying soils. Coverage of the consolidated undrained (CU) triaxial test. Photographs of various types of soil testing equipment. Software included that allows the user to more easily analyze collected data.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction. 2. Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure). 3. Determining the Moisture Content of Soil (Conventional Oven Method). 4. Determining the Moisture Content of Soil (Microwave Oven Method). 5. Determining the Specific Gravity of Soil. 6. Determining the Liquid Limit of Soil. 7. Determining the Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soil. 8. Determining the Shrinkage Limit of Soil. 9. Grain-Size Analysis of Soil (Including Both Mechanical and Hydrometer Analyses). 10. Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes. 11. Determining Moisture-Unit Weight Relations of Soil (Compaction Test). 12. Determining the Moisture Content of Soil (By Means of a Calcium Carbide Gas Moisture Tester). 13. Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Sand-Cone Method. 14. Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Rubber-Balloon Method. 15. Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by Nuclear Methods. 16. Percolation Test. 17. Permeability Test for Granular Soils (Constant-Head Method). 18. Permeability Test for Fine-Grained and Granular Soils (Falling-Head Method). 19. Consolidation Test. 20. Determining the Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soil. 21. Triaxial Compression Test. 22. Direct Shear Test. 23. California Bearing Ratio Test. Graph Papers. CD-ROM Installation Tips.show more

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