Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual / Edition 8

Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual / Edition 8

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by Braja M. Das
     
 


Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual covers the essential properties of soils and their behavior under stress and strain and provides clear, step-by-step explanations for conducting typical soil tests. This market-leading text offers careful explanations of laboratory procedures to help reduce errors and improve safety. Written by acclaimed author Braja M.See more details below

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual covers the essential properties of soils and their behavior under stress and strain and provides clear, step-by-step explanations for conducting typical soil tests. This market-leading text offers careful explanations of laboratory procedures to help reduce errors and improve safety. Written by acclaimed author Braja M. Das, Dean Emeritus of Engineering at California State University, Sacramento, this manual also provides a detailed discussion of the AASHTO Classification System and the Unified Soil Classification System.

New to the Eighth Edition

* Updates to the test designations of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
* All tests now include general guidelines for preparing laboratory test reports
* Ultimate shear strength and ultimate friction angle are now introduced in Chapter 16: Direct Shear Test on Sand
* Includes empirical correlations for the coefficient of permeability and maximum dry unit weight and optimum moisture content to use and compare with the lab tests results

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199846375
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,384,469
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

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. Consolidation Test
16. Direct Shear Test of Sand
17. Consolidation Test
18. Triaxial Tests in Clay

References

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: Graph Papers

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