Soil Properties: Testing, Measurement and Evaluation / Edition 4

Soil Properties: Testing, Measurement and Evaluation / Edition 4

by Cheng Liu, Jack B. Evett, Jack Evett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130200697

ISBN-13: 9780130200693

Pub. Date: 07/12/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

This classic text  covers the fundamentals of soil properties, including testing, measurement, and evaluation. Providing both in-field and laboratory testing, the range of material  reflects the most commonly used methods to evaluate soil properties for engineering purposes. Written in a clear and direct style, this new edition explains each test procedure

Overview

This classic text  covers the fundamentals of soil properties, including testing, measurement, and evaluation. Providing both in-field and laboratory testing, the range of material  reflects the most commonly used methods to evaluate soil properties for engineering purposes. Written in a clear and direct style, this new edition explains each test procedure and offers guidelines to help students evaluate laboratory data as well as present results properly.


 


Key Features:

  • REVISED! Testing procedures have been thoroughly updated  to comply with the latest information from ASTM and the AASHTO.
  • NEW! Chapter 2, Soil Exploration, provides complete coverage of  in-field testing.
  • FOCUS ON STUDENT SUCCESS! A consistent presentation throughout ensures understanding and ease of use including:
    • Chapter introduction outlining the definition, scope, and objective of each experiment.
    • Specific, step-by-step procedures for each experiment (Procedure) followed by sections entitled Data and Calculations.
  • WORKED EXAMPLES! Step-by-step numerical calculations are provided for every test so students will know what is to be done and how.
  • REAL WORLD APPLICATION! Engineering uses of the test results are included to show how they are used in practical applications.
  • UPDATED! Photographs of soil testing equipment so readers can be assured of having the most current images.
  • UNIQUE! Chapter 3, Description & Identification of Soils, provides a visual-manual procedure for helpful preliminary appraisals and planning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130200693
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
07/12/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
8.33(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.88(d)

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.  ConsolidationTest


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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