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Spiral Bound

Published: 15 June 2015

352 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190209667

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual

Ninth Edition

Braja Das

  • Provides detailed discussuion of the AASHTO Classification System and the Unified Soil Classification System

New to this Edition:

  • Provides the associated ASTM standard at the beginning of the introductory section of each laboratory test
  • Adds the liquid limit test-fall cone method (Ch. 7); there is no ASTM standard for this test, so the British standard is given
  • Adds tests on the maximum and minimum densities of granular soil (Ch. 12)
  • Places the constant head and falling head permeability tests after the Proctor compaction test, as Chs. 13 and 14
  • Covers the consolidation test after the unconfined compression test, as Ch. 17
  • Adds several new photographs and figures
  • Properly identifies the location for recording test readings/measurements in the prescribed table(s)
  • Adds a brief description about the fundamentals of SI units to Ch. 1, "Laboratory Test and Preparation of Report"
  • Presents a more detailed description of U.S. sieve sizes and a list of commonly used British sieve sizes in Ch. 4, "Sieve Analysis"
  • Modifies Table 5-4 for data recording and other calculations to record test temperature for each reading (except for those cases in which a constant temperature bath is not used)
  • Adds a discussion on the plasticity chart and its uses in soil classification to Ch. 8, "Plastic Limit Test"

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