Soil Mechanics

ISBN-10: 0195367596

ISBN-13: 9780195367591

Edition: 7th 2009 (Lab Manual)

Authors: Braja M. Das

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual is the market-leading manual for junior-level soil mechanics/geotechnical engineering laboratory courses. It teaches students the essential properties of soils and their behavior under stress and strain and provides clear, step-by-step explanations for conducting typical soil tests. The careful explanations of laboratory procedures help foster students' independence, reduce errors, and improve safety. Written by Braja M. Das, respected author of acclaimed texts in geotechnical and foundation engineering, this manual also provides a detailed discussion of the AASHTO Classification System and the Unified Soil Classification System. This seventh edition is enhanced by five appendices, including the newly added Appendix E that contains semi-log and linear duplicate graph paper. Features Comprehensive selection of class-tested labs New photograph program to better illustrate textual material Includes sample calculations and graphs relevant to each laboratory test Includes blank, perforated data sheets (accompanying each test) for ease-of-use in the laboratory and teaching simple, best-practice report preparation Provides references and five useful appendices: Appendix A: Weight-Volume Relationships Appendix B: Conversion Factors Appendix C: Data Sheets for Laboratory Experiments Appendix D: Data Sheets for Preparation of Laboratory Reports Appendix E: Semi-log and Linear Duplicate Graph Paper About the Author Braja M. Das is a geotechnical engineer in Henderson, Nevada, and Dean Emeritus of Engineering at California State University, Sacramento. He has published widely on geotechnical engineering and has received numerous teaching awards.
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List price: $69.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.288
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.

Laboratory Test and Report Preparation
Determination of Water Content
Specific Gravity
Sieve Analysis
Hydrometer Analysis
Liquid Limit Test
Plastic Limit Test
Shrinkage Limit Test
Engineering Classification of Soils
Constant Head Permeability Test in Sand
Falling Head Permeability Test in Sand
Standard Proctor Compaction Test
Modified Proctor Compaction Test
Determination of Field Unit Weight of Compaction by Sand Cone Method
Direct Shear Test of Sand
Unconfined Compression Test
Consolidation Test
Triaxial Tests in Clay
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