This laboratory book reflects the most commonly used methods of both field and laboratory testing to evaluate soil properties for engineering purposes. Designed to conform to the latest information from the American Society for Testing and Materials, it familiarizes students with the standards that practicing engineers and architects cite in contracts and specifications. Each test includes a definition, scope, and objective and step-by-step procedures, data, and calculations sequences. Typical values for most tests are included, as well as completely worked numerical examples. This edition continues its simple and direct style and features updated testing procedures and a new chapter on in-field testing and soil exploration.
Cheng Liu obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from National Taiwan University and his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University. Jack B. Evett received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of South Carolina and his Doctor of Philosophy from Texas A&M University. Together, they have over 80 years of professional experience as a highway engineer in a state highway department, a soils engineer in a consulting engineering company, and a professor and administrator in a state university.
1. Introduction 2. Soil Exploration 3. Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure) 4. Determining the Moisture Content of Soil and Rock by Mass (Conventional Oven Method) 5. Determining the Moisture Content of Soil ( Microwave Oven Method) 6. Determining the Specific Gravity of Soil 7. Determining the Liquid Limit of Soil 8. Determining the Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soil 9. Determining the Shrinkage Limit of Soil 10. Grain-Size Analysis of Soil ( Including Both Mechanical and Hydrometer Analyses) 11. Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes 12. Determining Moisture-Unit Weight Relations of Soil (Compaction Test) 13. Field Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil by the Calcium Carbide Gas Pressure Tester 14. Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Sand-Cone Method 15. Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Rubber-Balloon Method 16. Determining the Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by Nuclear Methods 17. Percolation Test 18. Permeability Test for Granular Soils (Constant-Head Method) 19. Permeability Test for Fine-Grained and Granular Soils (Falling-Head Method) 20. Consolidation Test 21. Determining the Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soil 22. Triaxial Compression Test 23. Direct Shear Test 24. California Bearing Ratio Test Graph Papers