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Now in its ninth edition, 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 also offers careful explanations of laboratory procedures in order to help reduce errors and improve safety.
Braja M. Das is a retired geotechnical engineer and Dean Emeritus of the School of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. He is also a former Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is well known for his many publications in geotechnical engineering.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Laboratory Test and Preparation of Report 2. Determination of Water Content 3. Specific Gravity of Soil Solids 4. Sieve Analysis 5. Hydrometer Analysis 6. Liquid Limit Test: Percussion Cup Method 7. Liquid Limit Test: Fall Cone Method 8. Plastic Limit Test 9. Engineering Classification of Soils 10. Standard Proctor Compaction Test 11. Determination of Field Unit Weight of Compaction by Sand Cone Method 12. Maximum and Minimum Dry Densities of Granular Soil (Sand) 13. Constant Head Permeability Test in Sand 14. Falling Head Permeability Test in Sand 15. Direct Shear Test on Sand 16. Unconfined Compression Test 17. Consolidation Test 18. Triaxial Tests in Clay References APPENDICES A. Weight-Volume Relationships B. Data Sheets for Laboratory Experiments C. Data Sheets for Preparation of Laboratory Reports