9780136141235

Soil Properties Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780136141235

  • ISBN10:

    0136141234

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 4/6/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

This laboratory book reflects the most commonly used methods of both field and laboratory testing to evaluate soil properties for engineering purposes.  Designed to conform to the latest information from the American Society for Testing and Materials, it familiarizes students with the standards that practicing engineers and architects cite in contracts and specifications. Each test includes a definition, scope, and objective and step-by-step procedures, data, and calculations sequences. Typical values for most tests are included, as well as completely worked numerical examples. This edition continues its simple and direct style and features updated testing procedures and a new chapter on in-field testing and soil exploration.

Author Biography

Cheng Liu obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from National Taiwan University and his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University.  Jack B. Evett received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of South Carolina and his Doctor of Philosophy from Texas A&M University.  Together, they have over 80 years of professional experience as a highway engineer in a state highway department, a soils engineer in a consulting engineering company, and a professor and administrator in a state university.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Soil Exploration
Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)
Determining the Moisture Content of Soil and Rock by Mass (Conventional Oven Method)
Determining the Moisture Content of Soil ( Microwave Oven Method)
Determining the Specific Gravity of Soil
Determining the Liquid Limit of Soil
Determining the Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soil
Determining the Shrinkage Limit of Soil
Grain-Size Analysis of Soil ( Including Both Mechanical and Hydrometer Analyses)
Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes
Determining Moisture-Unit Weight Relations of Soil (Compaction Test)
Field Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil by the Calcium Carbide Gas Pressure Tester
Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Sand-Cone Method
Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Rubber-Balloon Method
Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by Nuclear Methods
Percolation Test
Permeability Test for Granular Soils (Constant-Head Method)
Permeability Test for Fine-Grained and Granular Soils (Falling-Head Method)
Consolidation Test
Determining the Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soil
Triaxial Compression Test
Direct Shear Test
California Bearing Ratio Test
Graph Papers
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