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Geotechnical Engineering & Soil Testing

Amir Wadi Al-Khafaji and Orlando B. Andersland

Publication Date - June 1995

ISBN: 9780195107197

714 pages
Hardcover

Retail Price to Students: $176.45

Description

This innovative soil mechanics text is intended for junior and senior civil engineering majors and contains unique lab experiments incorporating the most up-to-date material and broad range of testing methods. Features include integration of geotechnical topics with laboratory methods, numerous in-text problems and updated laboratory testing methods that meet ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Standards. Consolidation and triaxial test data and results coverage offers a careful examination not found in other texts and the noteworthy section on the New Unified System offers easy-to-use tables and flow charts.

Table of Contents

    1. Soil Materials
    2. Soil Exploration
    3. Index Properties of Soils
    4. Soil Compaction
    5. Water Flow Through Soils
    6. Stresses Within a Soil Mass
    7. Volume Change in Soils
    8. Shear Strength of Soils
    9. Lateral Earth Pressure
    10. Bearing Capacity
    11. Slope Stability Experiments
    Appendices:
    A. SI Units and Conversion Factors
    B. Laboratory Forms
    Glossary
    References
    Index