Soil Properties: Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation

Soil Properties: Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation

by Cheng Liu, Jack B. Evett
     
 

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This unique manual guides users step-by-step through the hows and whys of the most commonly used testing methods in civil engineering practice—those based on the latest American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The book uses a consistent "Procedure," "Data," and "Calculations" format for each test; contains completely worked examples showing the… See more details below

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This unique manual guides users step-by-step through the hows and whys of the most commonly used testing methods in civil engineering practice—those based on the latest American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The book 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. For individuals interested in a construction or civil engineering technology career.

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A geotechnical lab manual for undergraduate civil engineering students. Includes some basic theory along with detailed ASTM and ASSHTO procedures. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780138223793
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
01/28/1984
Pages:
224

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