Soil Properties Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation

ISBN-10: 0130930059
ISBN-13: 9780130930057
Edition: 5th 2003 (Revised)
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $97.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/28/2002
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 424
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

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 practicethose 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.

Introduction
Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)
Determining the Moisture Content of Soil (Conventional Oven Method)
Determining the Moisture Content of Soil (Microwave Oven Method)
Determining the Specific Gravity of Soil
Determining the Liquid Limit of Soil
Determining the Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soil
Determining the Shrinkage Limit of Soil
Grain-Size Analysis of Soil (Including Both Mechanical and Hydrometer Analyses)
Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes
Determining Moisture-Unit Weight Relations of Soil (Compaction Test)
Determining the Moisture Content of Soil (By Means of a Calcium Carbide Gas Moisture Tester)
Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Sand-Cone Method
Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Rubber-Balloon Method
Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by Nuclear Methods
Percolation Test
Permeability Test for Granular Soils (Constant-Head Method)
Permeability Test for Fine-Grained and Granular Soils (Falling-Head Method)
Consolidation Test
Determining the Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soil
Triaxial Compression Test
Direct Shear Test
California Bearing Ratio Test
Graph Papers
CD-ROM Installation Tips

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