Soil Properties: Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation

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9780138150518: Soil Properties: Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation

Updated with considerable new and basic material, this fundamental geotechnical (soils) manual provides the reader with the basic theory of soil engineering and over 19 validated accepted experiments commonly used in engineering practice to evaluate properties of soils. This second edition includes new chapters on the description and identification of soils, and the microwave oven technique of determining soil moisture content. Coverage of consolidated undrained testing is also revised and updated.

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Soil Properties: Testing, Measurement and Evaluation represents a unique soils laboratory manual based on the latest American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) procedures--the most commonly used methods in civil engineering practice. The Third Edition has been completely expanded and updated to include the most recent information available and to make learning more accessible than ever.

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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.

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Cheng Liu, Jack B. Evett
Published by Prentice Hall (1990)
ISBN 10: 0138150516 ISBN 13: 9780138150518
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0138150516

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