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Soil properties : testing, measurement, and evaluation

Author: Cheng Liu; Jack B Evett
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Guides students through the hows and whys of the commonly used testing methods in civil engineering practice - those based on the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and American  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Liu, Cheng, 1937-
Soil properties.
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, ©2000
(OCoLC)629850728
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cheng Liu; Jack B Evett
ISBN: 0130200697 9780130200693
OCLC Number: 40996176
Description: ix, 403 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm + 1 computer disc (3 1/2 in.)
Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure). 3. Determining the Moisture Content of Soil (Conventional Oven Method). 4. Determining the Moisture Content of Soil (Microwave Oven Method). 5. Determining the Specific Gravity of Soil. 6. Determining the Liquid Limit of Soil. 7. Determining the Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soil. 8. Determining the Shrinkage Limit of Soil. 9. Grain-Size Analysis of Soil (Including Both Mechanical and Hydrometer Analyses). 10. Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes. 11. Determining Moisture-Unit Weight Relations of Soil (Compaction Test). 12. Determining the Moisture Content of Soil (By Means of a Calcium Carbide Gas Moisture Tester). 13. Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Sand-Cone Method. 14. Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Rubber-Balloon Method. 15. Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by Nuclear Methods. 16. Percolation Test. 17. Permeability Test for Granular Soils (Constant-Head Method). 18. Permeability Test for Fine-Grained and Granular Soils (Falling-Head Method). 19. Consolidation Test. 20. Determining the Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soil. 21. Triaxial Compression Test. 22. Direct Shear Test. 23. California Bearing Ratio Test. Graph Papers. Disk Installation Tips.
Responsibility: Cheng Liu, Jack B. Evett.

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