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Soil properties : testing, measurement, and evaluation / Chebg Liu, Jack B. Evett.

By: Liu, Cheng [autor]
Contributor(s): Evett, Jack B [autor]
Publisher: Estados Unidos : Pearson Education, ©2009Edition: 6th edDescription: viii, 429 páginas : ilustraciones, tablas ; 28 cmContent type: texto Media type: no mediado Carrier type: volumenISBN: 9780136141235Subject(s): Mecanica de suelos | SuelosDDC classification: 624.1513 Summary: This classic text covers the fundamentals of soil properties, including testing, measurement, and evaluation. Providing both in-field and laborator testing, the range of material reflects the most commonly used methods to evaluae 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.
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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.

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This classic text covers the fundamentals of soil properties, including testing, measurement, and evaluation. Providing both in-field and laborator testing, the range of material reflects the most commonly used methods to evaluae 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.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Soil Exploration
  • 3 Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)
  • 4 Determining the Moisture Content of Soil and Rock by Mass (Conventional Oven Method)
  • 5 Determining the Moisture Content of Soil ( Microwave Oven Method)
  • 6 Determining the Specific Gravity of Soil
  • 7 Determining the Liquid Limit of Soil
  • 8 Determining the Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soil
  • 9 Determining the Shrinkage Limit of Soil
  • 10 Grain-Size Analysis of Soil ( Including Both Mechanical and Hydrometer Analyses)
  • 11 Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes
  • 12 Determining Moisture-Unit Weight Relations of Soil (Compaction Test)
  • 13 Field Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil by the Calcium Carbide Gas Pressure Tester
  • 14 Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Sand-Cone Method
  • 15 Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Rubber-Balloon Method
  • 16 Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by Nuclear Methods
  • 17 Percolation Test
  • 18 Permeability Test for Granular Soils (Constant-Head Method)
  • 19 Permeability Test for Fine-Grained and Granular Soils (Falling-Head Method)
  • 20 Consolidation Test
  • 21 Determining the Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soil
  • 22 Triaxial Compression Test
  • 23 Direct Shear Test
  • 24 California Bearing Ratio Test
  • Graph Papers

Excerpt provided by Syndetics

<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">The preface to the first edition of this book, expresses our purpose in Writing the book and describes 11 specific features of it. We believe these features are still valid for this edition. We have updated the book to conform with the very latest information from the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). We wish to express our sincere appreciation to Carlos G. Bell of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and to W Kenneth Humphries of the University of South Carolina, who read our original manuscript and offered many helpful suggestions. Also, we thank Renda Gwaltney, who typed the entire original manuscript. We thank our colleague, Professor Alan Stadler of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, for reviewing Chapter 15 for us. We also express our appreciation to our colleague, Professor Ambrose "Bo" Barry of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, for his assistance in preparing the CD and the CD Installation Tips at the back of the book. These allow the user to more easily analyze data collected in a laboratory experiment. As mentioned in the preface to the first edition, we believe the features cited for that edition, as well as the expansion and improvements provided in succeeding editions, distinguish our book from other soils laboratory manuals and make it more helpful and more useful. We hope you will enjoy using it, and we would be pleased to receive your comments, suggestions, and/or criticisms. Cheng Liu Jack B. Evett Charlotte, North Carolina Excerpted from Soil Properties: Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation by Cheng Liu, Jack B. Evett All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

Author notes provided by Syndetics

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.

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