Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing
  • Author : K. H. Head
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 339
  • Relase : 1980
  • ISBN : PSU:000008756053

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing Book Review:

This volume, the first in a set of three, is a vital working manual which covers the basic tests for the classification and compaction characteristics of engineering soils. It will therefore be an essential practical handbook for all engaged on the testing of soils in a laboratory for building and civil engineering purposes. Based on the authoris experience over many years managing large soil testing laboratories, particular emphasis has been placed on ensuring that procedures are fully understood. Each test procedure has therefore been broken down into simple stages with each step being clearly described. The use of flow diagrams and the setting out of test data and calculations will be of great benefit, especially for the newcomer to soil testing. The book is complemented with many numerical examples which illustrate the methods of calculation and graphical presentations of typical results. The reporting of test data is also explained. Vital information on good techniques, laboratory safety, the calibration of measuring instruments, essential checks on equipment, and laboratory accreditation are all included. A basic knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry is assumed but some of the fundamental principles that are essential in soil testing are explained where appropriate. Professionals, academics and students in geotechnical engineering, consulting engineers, geotechnical laboratory supervisors and technicians will all find this book of great value. Book jacket.

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing
  • Author : K. H. Head,Roger Epps
  • Publisher : Whittles
  • Pages : 414
  • Relase : 2014-03-31
  • ISBN : 1482227967

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing Book Review:

This volume provides a comprehensive working manual for the laboratory testing of soils for civil engineers. It is an essential practical handbook for all who are engaged in laboratory testing of soils as well as being of great value to professional engineers, consultants, academics and students in geotechnical engineering. Revised and updated, the contents reflect current practice in standard laboratory test procedures for determining some of the important engineering properties of soils. The authors have had many years experience in managing large soil testing laboratories since the early 1950s through to the present day, whilst actively contributing to the development of geotechnical testing through training courses, lectures, committees and working groups. They recognise that it is particularly important for test methods to be fully understood and a step-by-step approach has therefore been used in presenting each section. The test procedures comprise the measurement of soil permeability, CBR value, drained and undrained shear strength, and consolidation characteristics. Additional material in this new edition includes the Fall cone procedure for measurement of shear strength in clays based on the European Technical Specification, a simplified direct approach and a useful arrangement for applying pressures in multistage triaxial tests to meet the requirements of BS1377. The latest requirements for calibration of equipment and measuring devices are presented and discussed, together with the significance of quality assurance based on recognised laboratory accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025. Descriptions of test methods are complemented by many numerical examples in order to illustrate the methods for recording test data, making calculations, presenting graphical plots and deriving test results. Fundamental principles are explained, where appropriate, so that the operator can have a better understanding of the significance of the tests and guidance is given where experience has shown that difficulties may be encountered. The importance of good techniques, essential checks on test equipment and laboratory safety are all emphasised.

Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing

Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing
  • Author : Bashir Ahmed Mir
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 414
  • Relase : 2021-10-04
  • ISBN : 9781000456950

Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing Book Review:

Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing covers physical, index, and engineering properties of soils, including compaction characteristics (optimum moisture content), permeability (coefficient of hydraulic conductivity), compressibility characteristics, and shear strength (cohesion intercept and angle of internal friction). Further, this manual covers data collection, analysis, computations, additional considerations, sources of error, precautionary measures, and the presentation results along with well-defined illustrations for each of the listed tests. Each test is based on relevant standards with pertinent references, broadly aimed at geotechnical design applications. FEATURES Provides fundamental coverage of elementary-level laboratory characterization of soils Describes objectives, basic concepts, general understanding, and appreciation of the geotechnical principles for determination of physical, index, and engineering properties of soil materials Presents the step-by-step procedures for various tests based on relevant standards Interprets soil analytical data and illustrates empirical relationship between various soil properties Includes observation data sheet and analysis, results and discussions, and applications of test results This manual is aimed at undergraduates, senior undergraduates, and researchers in geotechnical and civil engineering. Prof. (Dr.) Bashir Ahmed Mir is among the senior faculty of the Civil Engineering Department of the National Institute of Technology Srinagar and has more than two decades of teaching experience. Prof. Mir has published more than 100 research papers in international journals and conferences; chaired technical sessions in international conferences in India and throughout the world; and provided consultancy services to more than 150 projects of national importance to various government and private agencies.

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing
  • Author : K. H. Head
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1982
  • ISBN : OCLC:965663527

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual

Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual
  • Author : Braja M. Das
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 277
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 0195150465

Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual Book Review:

Now in its sixth edition, Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual is designed for the junior-level soil mechanics/geotechnical engineering laboratory course in civil engineering programs. It includes eighteen laboratory procedures that cover the essential properties of soils and their behavior under stress and strain, as well as explanations, procedures, sample calculations, and completed and blank data sheets. Written by Braja M. Das, respected author of market-leading texts in geotechnical and foundation engineering, this unique manual provides a detailed discussion of standard soil classification systems used by engineers: the AASHTO Classification System and the Unified Soil Classification System, which both conform to recent ASTM specifications. To improve ease and accessibility of use, this new edition includes not only the stand-alone version of the Soil Mechanics Laboratory Test software but also ready-made Microsoft Excel(r) templates designed to perform the same calculations. With the convenience of point and click data entry, these interactive programs can be used to collect, organize, and evaluate data for each of the book's eighteen labs. The resulting tables can be printed with their corresponding graphs, creating easily generated reports that display and analyze data obtained from the manual's laboratory tests. Features . Includes sample calculations and graphs relevant to each laboratory test . Supplies blank tables (that accompany each test) for laboratory use and report preparation . Contains a complete chapter on soil classification (Chapter 9) . Provides references and three useful appendices: Appendix A: Weight-Volume Relationships Appendix B: Data Sheets for Laboratory Experiments Appendix C: Data Sheets for Preparation of Laboratory Reports"

Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers

Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers
  • Author : John T. Germaine,Amy V. Germaine
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2009-06-02
  • ISBN : 9780470150931

Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers Book Review:

A comprehensive guide to the most useful geotechnical laboratory measurements Cost effective, high quality testing of geo-materials is possible if you understand the important factors and work with nature wisely. Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers guides geotechnical engineers and students in conducting efficient testing without sacrificing the quality of results. Useful as both a lab manual for students and as a reference for the practicing geotechnical engineer, the book covers thirty of the most common soil tests, referencing the ASTM standard procedures while helping readers understand what the test is analyzing and how to interpret the results. Features include: Explanations of both the underlying theory of the tests and the standard testing procedures The most commonly-taught laboratory testing methods, plus additional advanced tests Unique discussions of electronic transducers and computer controlled tests not commonly covered in similar texts A support website at www.wiley.com/college/germaine with blank data sheets you can use in recording the results of your tests as well as Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets containing raw data sets supporting the experiments

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing, Effective Stress Tests

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing, Effective Stress Tests
  • Author : K. H. Head
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 456
  • Relase : 1998-07
  • ISBN : UOM:39015040357462

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing, Effective Stress Tests Book Review:

Volume three of this text covers soil testing in terms of effective stress, for which the measurement of pore water pressure is the essential feature. The principle and theory of effective stress are explained, practical applications are outlined, and the apparatus used, including its calibration and checking, is described.

Laboratory Testing of Soils, Rocks, and Aggregates

Laboratory Testing of Soils, Rocks, and Aggregates
  • Author : Nagaratnam Sivakugan,A. Arulrajah,Myint Win Bo
  • Publisher : J. Ross Publishing
  • Pages : 223
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9781604270471

Laboratory Testing of Soils, Rocks, and Aggregates Book Review:

Contains virtually all current laboratory tests for soils, rocks and aggregates in one volume with references to international standards: ASTM, ISRM, BS, and AS.

Laboratory Guide for Conducting Soil Tests and Plant Analysis

Laboratory Guide for Conducting Soil Tests and Plant Analysis
  • Author : Jr., J. Benton Jones
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2001-06-28
  • ISBN : 9781420025293

Laboratory Guide for Conducting Soil Tests and Plant Analysis Book Review:

With the help of this guide, you can use obtained test results to evaluate the fertility status of soils and the nutrient element status of plants for crop production purposes. It serves as an instructional manual on the techniques used to perform chemical and physical characteristic tests on soils. Laboratory Guide for Conducting Soil Tests and Pl

Triaxial Testing of Soils

Triaxial Testing of Soils
  • Author : Poul V. Lade
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 2016-03-09
  • ISBN : 9781119106593

Triaxial Testing of Soils Book Review:

Triaxial Testing of Soils explains how to carry out triaxial tests to demonstrate the effects of soil behaviour on engineering designs. An authoritative and comprehensive manual, it reflects current best practice and instrumentation.References are made throughout to easily accessible articles in the literature and the books focus is on how to obtain high quality experimental results.

Soil Analysis Handbook of Reference Methods

Soil Analysis Handbook of Reference Methods
  • Author : J. Benton Jones, Jr.
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 268
  • Relase : 1999-12-20
  • ISBN : 0849302056

Soil Analysis Handbook of Reference Methods Book Review:

For more than 30 years, soil testing has been widely used as a basis for determining lime and fertilizer needs. Today, a number of procedures are used for determining everything from soil pH and lime requirement, to the level of extractable nutrient elements. And as the number of cropped fields being tested increases, more and more farmers and growers will come to rely on soil test results. But if soil testing is to be an effective means of evaluating the fertility status of soils, standardization of methodology is essential. No single test is appropriate for all soils. Soil Analysis Handbook of Reference Methods is a standard laboratory technique manual for the most commonly used soil analysis procedures. First published in 1974, this Handbook has changed over the years to reflect evolving needs. New test methods and modifications have been added, as well as new sections on nitrate, heavy metals, and quality assurance plans for agricultural testing laboratories. Compiled by the Soil and Plant Analysis Council, this latest edition of Soil Analysis Handbook of Reference Methods also addresses the major methods for managing plant nutrition currently in use in the United States and other parts of the world. For soil scientists, farmers, growers, or anyone with an interest in the environment, this reference will prove an invaluable guide to standard methods for soil testing well into the future. Features

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing, Third Edition

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing, Third Edition
  • Author : K. H. Head,Roger Epps
  • Publisher : Whittles Publishing
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2011-09-16
  • ISBN : 143986988X

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing, Third Edition Book Review:

This volume provides a comprehensive working manual for the laboratory testing of soils for civil engineers. It is an essential practical handbook for all who are engaged in laboratory testing of soils as well as being of great value to professional engineers, consultants, academics and students in geotechnical engineering. Revised and updated, the contents reflect current practice in standard laboratory test procedures for determining some of the important engineering properties of soils. The authors have had many years experience in managing large soil testing laboratories since the early 1950s through to the present day, whilst actively contributing to the development of geotechnical testing through training courses, lectures, committees and working groups. They recognise that it is particularly important for test methods to be fully understood and a step-by-step approach has therefore been used in presenting each section. The test procedures comprise the measurement of soil permeability, CBR value, drained and undrained shear strength, and consolidation characteristics. Additional material in this new edition includes the Fall cone procedure for measurement of shear strength in clays based on the European Technical Specification, a simplified direct approach and a useful arrangement for applying pressures in multistage triaxial tests to meet the requirements of BS1377. The latest requirements for calibration of equipment and measuring devices are presented and discussed, together with the significance of quality assurance based on recognised laboratory accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025. Descriptions of test methods are complemented by many numerical examples in order to illustrate the methods for recording test data, making calculations, presenting graphical plots and deriving test results. Fundamental principles are explained, where appropriate, so that the operator can have a better understanding of the significance of the tests and guidance is given where experience has shown that difficulties may be encountered. The importance of good techniques, essential checks on test equipment and laboratory safety are all emphasised.

Global Soil Laboratory Assessment

Global Soil Laboratory Assessment
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Pages : 52
  • Relase : 2019-11-28
  • ISBN : 9789251319888

Global Soil Laboratory Assessment Book Review:

GLOSOLAN is a Global Soil Laboratory Network which aims to harmonize soil analysis methods and data so that soil information is comparable and interpretable across laboratories, countries and regions. Evidence-based decisions are critical to the achievement of Sustainable Soil Management (SSM), food security and nutrition, and Agenda 2030. While the quantity and quality of soil data are fundamental, soil information must also be harmonized and globally consistent to have impact. This report presents and discusses the results of the first GLOSOLAN online survey at the global and regional level. This is the first soil laboratory survey ever made at such a large and international scale. The analysis of the first worldwide survey of laboratories undertaking soil analyses demonstrates the motivation of these laboratories to join an international network; confirms the need for the implementation of global harmonization and standardization of analytical procedures; shows the need for improving the knowledge and competence of laboratory staff; and finally suggests that addressing the existing quality assurance/quality control issues between laboratories should start at the regional level.

Multiphysical Testing of Soils and Shales

Multiphysical Testing of Soils and Shales
  • Author : Lyesse Laloui,Alessio Ferrari
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 340
  • Relase : 2012-08-22
  • ISBN : 9783642324925

Multiphysical Testing of Soils and Shales Book Review:

Significant advancements in the experimental analysis of soils and shales have been achieved during the last few decades. Outstanding progress in the field has led to the theoretical development of geomechanical theories and important engineering applications. This book provides the reader with an overview of recent advances in a variety of advanced experimental techniques and results for the analysis of the behaviour of geomaterials under multiphysical testing conditions. Modern trends in experimental geomechanics for soils and shales are discussed, including testing materials in variably saturated conditions, non-isothermal experiments, micro-scale investigations and image analysis techniques. Six theme papers from leading researchers in experimental geomechanics are also included. This book is intended for postgraduate students, researchers and practitioners in fields where multiphysical testing of soils and shales plays a fundamental role, such as unsaturated soil and rock mechanics, petroleum engineering, nuclear waste storage engineering, unconventional energy resources and CO2 geological sequestration.

Manual of soil laboratory testing. 3. Effective stress tests

Manual of soil laboratory testing. 3. Effective stress tests
  • Author : K. H. Head,Roger Epps
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 1849950547

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Interpreting Soil Test Results

Interpreting Soil Test Results
  • Author : Pam Hazelton,Brian Murphy
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2016-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781486303984

Interpreting Soil Test Results Book Review:

Interpreting Soil Test Results is a practical reference enabling soil scientists, environmental scientists, environmental engineers, land holders and others involved in land management to better understand a range of soil test methods and interpret the results of these tests. It also contains a comprehensive description of the soil properties relevant to many environmental and natural land resource issues and investigations. This new edition has an additional chapter on soil organic carbon store estimation and an extension of the chapter on soil contamination. It also includes sampling guidelines for landscape design and a section on trace elements. The book updates and expands sections covering acid sulfate soil, procedures for sampling soils, levels of nutrients present in farm products, soil sodicity, salinity and rainfall erosivity. It includes updated interpretations for phosphorus in soils, soil pH and the cation exchange capacity of soils. Interpreting Soil Test Results is ideal reading for students of soil science and environmental science and environmental engineering; professional soil scientists, environmental scientists, engineers and consultants; and local government agencies and as a reference by solicitors and barristers for land and environment cases.

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables
  • Author : Burt G. Look
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 356
  • Relase : 2007-04-26
  • ISBN : 9780203946602

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables Book Review:

This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains, in a concise tabular format, the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. In addition, there are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information. There is an extensive database of correlations for different applications. The book should provide a useful bridge between soil and rock mechanics theory and its application to practical engineering solutions. The initial chapters deal with the planning of the geotechnical investigation, the classification of the soil and rock properties and some of the more used testing is then covered. Later chapters show the reliability and correlations that are used to convert that data in the interpretative and assessment phase of the project. The final chapters apply some of these concepts to geotechnical design. This book is intended primarily for practicing geotechnical engineers working in investigation, assessment and design, but should provide a useful supplement for postgraduate courses.

Soil Analysis

Soil Analysis
  • Author : K. I. Peverill,L. A. Sparrow,D. J. Reuter
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Pages : 427
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 9780643063761

Soil Analysis Book Review:

A practical guide to soil tests for Australian soils and conditions.

Guidelines for Quality Management in Soil and Plant Laboratories

Guidelines for Quality Management in Soil and Plant Laboratories
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : 9251040656

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Soil Mechanics Lab Manual, 2nd Edition

Soil Mechanics Lab Manual, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Michael E. Kalinski
  • Publisher : Wiley Global Education
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2011-01-14
  • ISBN : 9781118137390

Soil Mechanics Lab Manual, 2nd Edition Book Review:

Soil Mechanics Lab Manual prepares readers to enter the field with a collection of the most common soil mechanics tests. The procedures for all of these tests are written in accordance with applicable American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. Video demonstrations for each experiment available on the website prepare readers before going into the lab, so they know what to expect and will be able to complete the tests with more confidence and efficiency. Laboratory exercises and data sheets for each test are included in the Soil Mechanics Lab Manual.