Skip to content

Soil Mechanics

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 0195150465

ISBN-13: 9780195150469

Edition: 6th 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Braja M. Das

List price: $64.95
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Description:

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 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. Features * Includes sample calculations and graphs relevant to each laboratory test * Supplies blank tables (that accompany each test) for laboratory use and report preparation * 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 Appendix C: Data Sheets for Preparation of Laboratory Reports
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $64.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 10.51" wide x 8.11" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Dr. Braja Das is Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. He received his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in the area of Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of several geotechnical engineering texts and reference books and has authored more than 250 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering. His primary areas of research include shallow foundations, earth anchors, and geosynthetics. He is a Fellow and Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Life Member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and an Emeritus Member of the Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council (Washington D.C.). Dr. Das has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the AMOCO Foundation Award, AT&T Award for Teaching Excellence from the American Society for Engineering Education, the Ralph Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Texas at El Paso.

1. Laboratory Test and Report Preparation 2. Determination of Water Content 3. Specific Gravity 4. Sieve Analysis 5. Hydrometer 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 Reports