A Laboratory Manual on Soil Mechanics: Testing and Interpretation
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A Laboratory Manual on Soil Mechanics: Testing and Interpretation

Author : Ravi Kumar Sharma
© Year : 2016
ISBN : 9789385909351
Pages : 160
Binding : Paperback
Weight : 0.19   kg
Price :   10.00

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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 lab-based experiments have been included on the various aspects of Soil Mechanics.
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.

  • 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

  • Experiment 1:   Water Content Determination by Oven Drying (IS: 2720 PART II-1973)    
  • Experiment 2:   Water Content Determination by Infrared Moisture Meter (IS: 2720 PART II-1973)
  • Experiment 3:   Water Content Determination by Calcium Carbide Method (IS: 2720 PART II-1973)
  • Experiment 4:   Specific Gravity Determination (IS: 2720 PART 3/SEC I-1980)        
  • Experiment 5:   Grain Size Distribution—Sieve Analysis (IS: 2720 PART IV-1985)  
  • Experiment 6:   Grain Size Analysis by Hydrometer Method (IS: 2720 PART IV-1985)        
  • Experiment 7:   Compaction Test (IS: 2720 PART VII-1980)            
  • Experiment 8:   Determination of Liquid Limit (IS: 2720 PART V-1985)      
  • Experiment 9:   Determination of Plastic Limit (IS: 2720 PART V-1985)     
  • Experiment 10: Determination of Shrinkage Limit (IS: 2720 PART VI-1972)             
  • Experiment 11: Determination of In-Situ Density of Soil (IS: 2720 PART XXIX-1975)           
  • Experiment 12: Determination of Unconfined Compressive Strength (IS: 2720 PART X-1991)       
  • Experiment 13: Determination of Shear Strength of Soil by Laboratory Vane Shear Test (IS: 2720                                               PART XXX-1980)               
  • Experiment 14: Determination of Shear Strength of Soil by Direct Shear (IS: 2720 PART XIII-1986)              
  • Experiment 15: Determination of Shear Strength of Soil by Triaxial Test (IS: 2720 part XI-1993)    
  • Experiment 16: California Bearing Ratio Test (IS: 2720 PART XXXI-1990)  
  • Experiment 17: Consolidation Test (IS: 2720 PART XV-1986)         
  • Experiment 18: Permeability Test (IS: 2720 PART XVII-1986)        
  • Experiment 19: Free Swell Index of Soils (IS: 2720 PART XL-1977)              
  • Experiment 20: Measurement of Swelling Pressure of Soils (IS: 2720 PART XLI-1977)       
  • Experiment 21: Standard Penetration Test for Soils (IS: 2131-1981, Reaffirmed 2002)      
  • Experiment 22: Plate Load Test (IS: 1888-1982) 
  • Experiment 23: Visual Soil Classification (ASTM D 2488 and IS: 1498-1970)             
  • Experiment 24: Dynamic Cone Penetration Test for Soils (IS: 4968 (Part I)-1976)
    • References        

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.

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