Soil Properties: Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation (6th Edition)

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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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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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