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Soil Properties: Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Cheng Liu, Jack Evett

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Apr 21, 2008

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For courses in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction, Architecture, Architectural Technology and Forestry.

 

This laboratory textbook reflects the most commonly used methods of both field and laboratory testing to evaluate soil properties for engineering purposes.  Designed to conform to the latest information from the American Society for Testing and Materials, it familiarizes students with the standards that practicing engineers and architects cite in contracts and specifications. Each test includes a definition, scope, and objective and step-by-step procedures, data, and calculations sequences. Typical values for most tests are included, as well as completely worked numerical examples. This edition continues its simple and direct style and features updated testing procedures and a new chapter on in-field testing and soil exploration.

Table of Contents

1.      Introduction

2.      Soil Exploration

3.      Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)

4.      Determining the Moisture Content of Soil and Rock by Mass (Conventional Oven Method)

5.      Determining the Moisture Content of Soil ( Microwave Oven Method)

6.      Determining the Specific Gravity of Soil

7.      Determining the Liquid Limit of Soil

8.      Determining the Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soil

9.      Determining the Shrinkage Limit of Soil

10.  Grain-Size Analysis of Soil ( Including Both Mechanical and Hydrometer Analyses)

11.  Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes

12.  Determining Moisture-Unit Weight Relations of Soil (Compaction Test)

13.  Field Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil by the Calcium Carbide Gas Pressure Tester

14.  Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Sand-Cone Method

15.  Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Rubber-Balloon Method

16.  Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by Nuclear Methods

17.  Percolation Test

18.  Permeability Test for Granular Soils (Constant-Head Method)

19.  Permeability Test for Fine-Grained and Granular Soils (Falling-Head Method)

20.  Consolidation Test

21.  Determining the Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soil

22.  Triaxial Compression Test

23.  Direct Shear Test

24.  California Bearing Ratio Test

 

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Soil Properties: Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition
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$57.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-501816-3