A Laboratory Manual on Soil Mechanics (Testing and Interpretation) presents an illustrative treatment of the testing techniques of soils in the laboratory and field for determination of engineering properties. Twenty-four select lab-based experiments have been included on the various aspects of Soil Mechanics.
Illustrative photographs and figures of experimental set-up
Sample data along with interpretation
Calculations and relevant graphs
Viva-voce questions to enable the students prepare for the examinations
The testing procedure, methodology and suitable data presentation tables are based upon relevant Indian standard specifications. The data analysis shall make the students aware of techniques generally used for the determination of soil properties in the laboratory as well as in the field. With its coverage, the book is an indispensable lab manual for the civil engineering students and other allied areas like geotechnical engineering, agricultural engineering etc. It will also be a useful reference for scientists and researchers in the area of soil mechanics studies.
Dr. Ravi Kumar Sharma, Professor of Civil Engineering at the National Institute of Technology Hamirpur (HP), obtained his Ph.D. in 1999 from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He is an experienced teacher, researcher and consultant with more than 30 years of experience. He has published 80 research papers, completed 12 research projects and provided consultancy to more than 150 projects.