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Geotechnical Engineering & Soil Testing

Amir Wadi Al-Khafaji and Orlando B. Andersland

Publication Date - June 1995

ISBN: 9780195107197

714 pages


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
    A. SI Units and Conversion Factors
    B. Laboratory Forms