Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual

Spiral Bound | June 29, 2015

byBraja M. Das

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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 offers careful explanations of laboratory procedures to help reduceerrors 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.

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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 offers careful explanations of laboratory procedures to help reduceerrors and improve safety. Written by acclaimed...

Braja M. Das is Dean Emeritus of Engineering at California State University, Sacramento.

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Format:Spiral BoundDimensions:336 pagesPublished:June 29, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0190209666

ISBN - 13:9780190209667

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Preface1. Laboratory Test and Preparation of Report2. Determination of Water Content3. Specific Gravity of Soil Solids4. Sieve Analysis5. Hydrometer Analysis6. Liquid Limit Test - Percussion Cup Method7. Liquid Limit Test - Fall Cone Method8. Plastic Limit Test9. Engineering Classification of Soils10. Standard Proctor Compaction Test11. Determination of Field Unit Weight of Compaction by Sand Cone Method12. Maximum and Minimum Dry Densities of Granular Soil (Sand)13. Constant Head Permeability Test in Sand14. Falling Head Permeability Test in Sand15. Direct Shear Test on Sand16. Unconfined Compression Test17. Consolidation Test18. Triaxial Tests in ClayReferencesAppendicesA Weight-Volume RelationshipsB Data Sheets for Laboratory ExperimentsC Data Sheets for Preparation of Laboratory Reports