Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual

Author: Braja M. Das
Publisher:
ISBN: 0190209666
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Genre: Soil mechanics

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 reduceerrors 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.

Soil Mechanics Lab Manual

Author: Michael E. Kalinski
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0470556838
Release Date: 2011-01-25
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.

Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers

Author: John T. Germaine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470150931
Release Date: 2009-06-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A comprehensive guide to the most useful geotechnical laboratory measurements Cost effective, high quality testing of geo-materials is possible if you understand the important factors and work with nature wisely. Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers guides geotechnical engineers and students in conducting efficient testing without sacrificing the quality of results. Useful as both a lab manual for students and as a reference for the practicing geotechnical engineer, the book covers thirty of the most common soil tests, referencing the ASTM standard procedures while helping readers understand what the test is analyzing and how to interpret the results. Features include: Explanations of both the underlying theory of the tests and the standard testing procedures The most commonly-taught laboratory testing methods, plus additional advanced tests Unique discussions of electronic transducers and computer controlled tests not commonly covered in similar texts A support website at www.wiley.com/college/germaine with blank data sheets you can use in recording the results of your tests as well as Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets containing raw data sets supporting the experiments

Craig s Soil Mechanics Seventh Edition

Author: R.F. Craig
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0415327024
Release Date: 2004-02-19
Genre: Science

This seventh edition of Soil Mechanics, widely praised for its clarity, depth of explanation and extensive coverage, presents the fundamental principles of soil mechanics and illustrates how they are applied in practical situations. Worked examples throughout the book reinforce the explanations and a range of problems for the reader to solve provide further learning opportunities.

Advanced Soil Mechanics Fourth Edition

Author: Braja M. Das
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780415506656
Release Date: 2013-11-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

What’s New in the Fourth Edition: The fourth edition further examines the relationships between the maximum and minimum void ratios of granular soils and adds the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) soil classification system. It summarizes soil compaction procedures and Proctor compaction tests. It introduces new sections on vertical stress due to a line load of finite length, vertical stress in Westergaard material due to point load, line load of finite length, circularly loaded area, and rectangularly loaded area. The text discusses the fundamental concepts of compaction of clay soil for the construction of clay liners in waste disposal sites as they relate to permeability and adds new empirical correlations for overconsolidation ratio and compression index for clay soils. It provides additional information on the components affecting friction angle of granular soils, drained failure envelopes, and secant residual friction angles of clay and clay shale. Contains 11 chapters Provides new example problems Includes SI units throughout the text Uses a methodical approach The author adds new correlations between field vane shear strength, preconsolidation pressure, and overconsolidation ratio of clay soils. He also revises and expands information on elastic settlement of shallow foundations, adds a precompression with sand grains, and presents the parameters required for the calculation of stress at the interface of a three-layered flexible system. An ideal resource for beginning graduate students, the fourth edition of Advanced Soil Mechanics further develops the basic concepts taught in undergraduate study by presenting a solid foundation of the fundamentals of soil mechanics. This book is suitable for students taking an introductory graduate course, and it can also be used as a reference for practicing professionals.

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

Author: Braja M. Das
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305970939
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Readers gain a valuable overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedures with Das and Sobhan’s PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 9E. This introduction to geotechnical engineering forms an important foundation for future civil engineers. This book provides critical background knowledge readers need to support any advanced study in design as well as to prepare them for professional practice. The authors ensure a practical and application-oriented approach to the subject by incorporating a wealth of comprehensive discussions and detailed explanations. Readers find more figures and worked-out problems than any other book for the course to ensure understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Soil Properties

Author: Cheng Liu
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015050006702
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This unique lab manual guides readers step-by-step through the hows and whys of the most commonly used testing methods in civil engineering practice—those based on the latest American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) procedures. The manual uses a consistent “Procedure,” “Data,” and “Calculations” format for each test; contains completely worked examples showing the computations required for the analysis and evaluation of the test data collected; discusses what data, results, and other information should be presented in the test report; and explains what the test results will be used for in practical engineering problems. For Engineers interested in who want to learn about soils properties, or brush up on their skills.

Principles of Foundation Engineering SI Edition

Author: Braja Das
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495668121
Release Date: 2010-04-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Originally published in the fall of 1983, Braja M. Das’ Seventh Edition of PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING continues to maintain the careful balance of current research and practical field applications that has made it the leading text in foundation engineering courses. Featuring a wealth of worked-out examples and figures that help students with theory and problem-solving skills, the book introduces civil engineering students to the fundamental concepts and application of foundation analysis design. Throughout, Das emphasizes the judgment needed to properly apply the theories and analysis to the evaluation of soils and foundation design as well as the need for field experience. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Soil Mechanics

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


Soil Mechanics and Foundations

Author: Muniram Budhu
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 0470556846
Release Date: 2010-12-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Discover the principles that support the practice! ? With its simplicity in presentation, this book makes the difficult concepts of soil mechanics and foundations much easier to understand! The author explains basic concepts and fundamental principles in the context of basic mechanics, physics, and mathematics. From Practical Situations and Essential Points to Practical Examples, this book is packed with helpful hints and examples that make the material crystal clear. This book also includes a CD-ROM that offers readers hands-on learning.

Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics

Author: David Muir Wood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316224236
Release Date: 1991-04-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Soils can rarely be described as ideally elastic or perfectly plastic and yet simple elastic and plastic models form the basis for the most traditional geotechnical engineering calculations. With the advent of cheap powerful computers the possibility of performing analyses based on more realistic models has become widely available. One of the aims of this book is to describe the basic ingredients of a family of simple elastic-plastic models of soil behaviour and to demonstrate how such models can be used in numerical analyses. Such numerical analyses are often regarded as mysterious black boxes but a proper appreciation of their worth requires an understanding of the numerical models on which they are based. Though the models on which this book concentrates are simple, understanding of these will indicate the ways in which more sophisticated models will perform.

Smith s Elements of Soil Mechanics

Author: Ian Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118848845
Release Date: 2014-09-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The 9th edition maintains the content on all soil mechanics subject areas - groundwater flow, soil physical properties, stresses, shear strength, consolidation and settlement, slope stability, retaining walls, shallow and deep foundations, highways, site investigation - but has been expanded to include a detailed explanation of how to use Eurocode 7 for geotechnical design. The key change in this new edition is the expansion of the content covering Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7. Redundant material relating to the now defunct British Standards - no longer referred to in degree teaching - has been removed. Building on the success of the earlier editions, this 9th edition of Smith’s Elements of Soil Mechanics brings additional material on geotechnical design to Eurocode 7 in an understandable format. Many worked examples are included to illustrate the processes for performing design to this European standard. Significant updates throughout the book have been made to reflect other developments in procedures and practices in the construction and site investigation industries. More worked examples and many new figures have been provided throughout. The illustrations have been improved and the new design and layout of the pages give a lift. unique content to illustrate the use of Eurocode 7 with essential guidance on how to use the now fully published code clear content and well-organised structure takes complicated theories and processes and presents them in easy-to-understand formats book's website offers examples and downloads to further understanding of the use of Eurocode 7 www.wiley.com/go/smith/soil