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Soil Mechanics - Laboratory Manual

Soil Mechanics - Laboratory Manual - 8th edition

Soil Mechanics - Laboratory Manual - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780199846375

ISBN10: 0199846375

Soil Mechanics - Laboratory Manual by Braja M. Das - ISBN 9780199846375
Edition: 8TH 13
Copyright: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2013
International: No
Soil Mechanics - Laboratory Manual by Braja M. Das - ISBN 9780199846375

ISBN13: 9780199846375

ISBN10: 0199846375

Edition: 8TH 13

Summary

Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manualcovers 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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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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