Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual

Author: Braja M. Das
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195150465
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Now in its sixth edition, Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual is designed for the junior-level soil mechanics/geotechnical engineering laboratory course in civil engineering programs. It includes eighteen laboratory procedures that cover the essential properties of soils and their behavior under stress and strain, as well as explanations, procedures, sample calculations, and completed and blank data sheets. Written by Braja M. Das, respected author of market-leading texts in geotechnical and foundation engineering, this unique manual provides a detailed discussion of standard soil classification systems used by engineers: the AASHTO Classification System and the Unified Soil Classification System, which both conform to recent ASTM specifications. To improve ease and accessibility of use, this new edition includes not only the stand-alone version of the Soil Mechanics Laboratory Test software but also ready-made Microsoft Excel® templates designed to perform the same calculations. With the convenience of point and click data entry, these interactive programs can be used to collect, organize, and evaluate data for each of the book's eighteen labs. The resulting tables can be printed with their corresponding graphs, creating easily generated reports that display and analyze data obtained from the manual's laboratory tests. Features · Includes sample calculations and graphs relevant to each laboratory test · Supplies blank tables (that accompany each test) for laboratory use and report preparation · Contains a complete chapter on soil classification (Chapter 9) · Provides references and three useful appendices: Appendix A: Weight-Volume Relationships Appendix B: Data Sheets for Laboratory Experiments Appendix C: Data Sheets for Preparation of Laboratory Reports

Soil Mechanics Lab Manual

Author: Michael E. Kalinski
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471788309
Release Date: 2006-02-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

It is critical to quantify the various properties of soil in order to predict how it will behave under field loading for the safe design of soil structures. Quantification of these properties is performed using standardized laboratory tests. This lab manual prepares readers to enter the field with a collection of the most common of these soil mechanics tests. The procedures for all of these tests are written in accordance with applicable American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.

Soil Mechanics

Author: Braja M. Das
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195367596
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

"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 reduce errors 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."--Publisher's website.

Soil Mechanics Lab Manual 2nd Edition

Author: Michael E. Kalinski
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 9781118137390
Release Date: 2011-01-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Soil Mechanics Lab Manual prepares readers to enter the field with a collection of the most common soil mechanics tests. The procedures for all of these tests are written in accordance with applicable American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. Video demonstrations for each experiment available on the website prepare readers before going into the lab, so they know what to expect and will be able to complete the tests with more confidence and efficiency. Laboratory exercises and data sheets for each test are included in the Soil Mechanics Lab Manual.

Soil Mechanics

Author: Youventharan Duraisamy
ISBN: 9675080493
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Soil mechanics

Introduction to Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing

Author: Dante Fratta
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420045659
Release Date: 2007-05-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A step-by-step text on the basic tests performed in soil mechanics, Introduction to Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing provides procedural aids and elucidates industry standards. It also covers how to properly present data and document results. Containing numerical examples and figures, the information presented is based on American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, and US Army Corps of Engineers engineering manuals. The authors discuss the different methods of in situ field methods and ex situ laboratory methods of soil description and identification. They present equations for the physical properties of soil and laboratory methods of soil classification. They also discuss tests for the interaction of soil and water, and hydraulic conductivity and consolidation. These tests produce information useful in the identification and characterization of soil samples and their engineering behaviors. A comprehensive resource, the book describes the evaluation of physical properties of soils, including mass, weight, unit weight, and mass density of the soil mass and its component phases. These properties are then expanded to define a number of weight and volumetric relationships. The book also discusses tests used in the evaluation of the density-water content relationships in soils and in the evaluation of the quality of compaction operations. These features and more make this book an excellent guide for testing soils.

Structural Foundation Designers Manual

Author: W. G. Curtin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470777589
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This manual for civil and structural engineers aims to simplify as much as possible a complex subject which is often treated too theoretically, by explaining in a practical way how to provide uncomplicated, buildable and economical foundations. It explains simply, clearly and with numerous worked examples how economic foundation design is achieved. It deals with both straightforward and difficult sites, following the process through site investigation, foundation selection and, finally, design. The book: includes chapters on many aspects of foundation engineering that most other books avoid including filled and contaminated sites mining and other man-made conditions features a step-by-step procedure for the design of lightweight and flexible rafts, to fill the gap in guidance in this much neglected, yet extremely economical foundation solution concentrates on foundations for building structures rather than the larger civil engineering foundations includes many innovative and economic solutions developed and used by the authors’ practice but not often covered in other publications provides an extensive series of appendices as a valuable reference source. For the Second Edition the chapter on contaminated and derelict sites has been updated to take account of the latest guidelines on the subject, including BS 10175. Elsewhere, throughout the book, references have been updated to take account of the latest technical publications and relevant British Standards.

Laboratory Testing of Soils Rocks and Aggregates

Author: Nagaratnam Sivakugan
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 9781604270471
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Study Aids

Contains virtually all current laboratory tests for soils, rocks and aggregates in one volume with references to international standards: ASTM, ISRM, BS, and AS.

Bodenuntersuchungen f r Ingenieurbauten

Author: Edgar Schultze
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662112625
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Science

Wenn die Verfasser im Gegensatz zu früheren Arbeiten über bodenmecha nische Voruntersuchungen die Messungen in den Vordergrund ihrer Betrachtungen gestellt haben, so deshalb, weil die Entwicklung der Bodenmechanik zu einem großen Teil eine Sache der Theorie gewesen ist und in Spezialarbeiten zu einem mathematischen Aufwand geführt hat, der oft über die Bedürfnisse der Praxis hinausgeht, aber trotz allem nicht zu zuverlässigen Ergebnissen geführt hat. Die Bodenmechanik befindet sich heute an einem Punkt, wo eher durch Messungen ein Fortschritt erwartet werden kann. Der bisherige Bestand muß an Hand der Beobachtungen beim Versuch oder am fertigen Bauwerk überprüft und eine Auslese unter den theoretischen Überlegungen getroffen werden, deren Wert heute noch unentschieden ist. Das bedingt, daß nicht nur gemessen wird, sondern auch, daß die Versuchs und Meßergebnisse nicht als totes Kapitel, das nur für einen eng begrenzten Zweck verwendet wird, betrachtet, sondern systematisch ausgewertet werden. Bei der Behandlung eines so umfangreichen Zahlenmaterials, wie es bei den Vorunter suchungen des Grundbaus anfällt, kommt man ohne statistische Forschungs verfahren nicht aus. Einer derartigen Bearbeitung stehen allerdings gerade beim Untergrund verschiedene Hindernisse entgegen, vor allem die Tatsache, daß sich die Zusammensetzung und Beschaffenheit des Bodens nicht durch eine einfache Zahl wiedergeben läßt, außerdem aber die Abhängigkeit der ermittelten Kenn ziffern von den verschiedensten Veränderlichen. Dadurch bleiben Versuchsergeb nisse, die mit verschiedenen Apparaten und auf verschiedenen Baustellen oder in verschiedenen Anstalten gewonnen wurden, unvergleichbar.

Theoretische Bodenmechanik

Author: Karl Terzaghi
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642532443
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

2 nung der durch Änderungen in der Belastung und in den Entwässe rungsbedingungen verursachten Wirkungen meist nur sehr gering sind. Diese Feststellung gilt im besonderen Maße für alle jene Auf gaben, die sich mit der Wirkung des strömenden Wasser befassen, weil hier untergeordnete Abweichungen in der Schichtung, die durch Probebohrungen nicht aufgeschlossen werden, von großem Einfluß sein können. Aus diesem Grunde unterscheidet sich die Anwendung der theoretischen Bodenmechanik auf den Erd- und Grundbau ganz wesentlich von der Anwendung der technischen Mechanik auf den Stahl-, Holz- und Massivbau. Die elastischen Größen der Baustoffe Stahl oder Stahlbeton sind nur wenig veränderlich, und die Gesetze der angewandten Mechanik können für die praktische Anwendung ohne Einschränkung übertragen werden. Demgegenüber stellen die theoretischen Untersuchungen in der Bodenmechanik nur Arbeits hypothesen dar, weil unsere Kenntnisse über die mittleren physikalischen Eigenschaften des Untergrundes und über den Verlauf der einzelnen Schichtgrenzen stets unvollkommen und sogar oft äußerst unzuläng lich sind. Vom praktischen Standpunkt aus gesehen, sind die in der Bodenmechanik entwickelten Arbeitshypothesen jedoch ebenso an wendbar wie die theoretische Festigkeitslehre auf andere Zweige des Bauingenieurwesens. Wenn der Ingenieur sich der in den grundlegen den Annahmen enthaltenen Unsicherheiten bewußt ist, dann ist er auch imstande, die Art und die Bedeutung der Unterschiede zu er kennen, die zwischen der Wirklichkeit und seiner Vorstellung über die Bodenverhältnisse bestehen.