Download Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers by John T. Germaine PDF

By John T. Germaine

A finished consultant to the main necessary geotechnical laboratory measurements  

Cost potent, top of the range checking out of geo-materials is feasible when you comprehend the real elements and paintings with nature correctly. Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers publications geotechnical engineers and scholars in carrying out effective checking out with no sacrificing the standard of results. 

Useful as either a lab handbook for college kids and as a reference for the working towards geotechnical engineer, the publication covers thirty of the commonest soil exams, referencing the ASTM commonplace approaches whereas supporting readers comprehend what the try is studying and the way to interpret the results.

Features include:

  • Explanations of either the underlying thought of the exams and the normal checking out procedures
  • The so much commonly-taught laboratory trying out tools, plus extra complex tests
  • Unique discussions of digital transducers and machine managed checks no longer quite often lined in comparable texts
  • A support site at www.wiley.com/college/germaine  with clean info sheets you should use in recording the result of your assessments  in addition to Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets containing uncooked information units helping the experiments

Show description

Read Online or Download Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers PDF

Best civil engineering books

Foundation Engineering Handbook: Design and Construction with the 2006 International Building Code

This useful source specializes in beginning engineering, emphasizing the geotechnical facets and using the foreign development Code(R). Robert W. Day (San Diego, CA) is a number one forensic engineer and the manager engineer at American Geotechnical in San Diego, California. the writer of over 2 hundred released technical papers, he serves on advisory committees for numerous specialist institutions, together with ASCE, ASTM, and NCEES.

Materials selection in mechanical design

Knowing fabrics, their homes and behaviour is prime to engineering layout, and a key program of fabrics technological know-how. Written for all scholars of engineering, fabrics technological know-how and layout, this ebook describes the systems for cloth choice in mechanical layout with a view to make sure that the main appropriate fabrics for a given program are pointed out from the complete variety of fabrics and part shapes to be had.

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications

How Does Soil Behave and Why Does It Behave That manner? Soil Mechanics basics and functions, moment version successfully explores the character of soil, explains the foundations of soil mechanics, and examines soil as an engineering fabric. This newest version comprises the entire basic suggestions of soil mechanics, in addition to an creation to origin engineering, together with assurance of web site exploration, shallow and deep origin layout, and slope balance.

Extra info for Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers

Example text

Typical values of specific gravity are provided for a variety of geo-materials later in this chapter. The table demonstrates the relatively small range of values for several common soil materials. This small range demands a high precision in the test method in order to make it worthwhile to perform the test for a specific application. Two methods are used to experimentally determine specific gravity. One is the liquid submersion technique and the other is the gas pycnometer technique. The gas pycnometer test method is designated ASTM D5550 Specific Gravity of Soil Solids by Gas Pycnometer.

Take precautions to preserve the water content while preparing the specimen. SPECIMEN P R E PA R AT I O N For this laboratory experiment, measurements will be made on trimmed specimens of fine-grained soil and laboratory-prepared coarse-grained specimens to determine the water content, total mass density, dry mass density, void ratio, and degree of saturation. PROCEDURE Phase Relationships 35 The water content measurement will be performed in general accordance with ASTM Standard Test Method D2216, while the determinations of mass density and the void ratio will be performed using basic laboratory physical measurements.

Com/college/germaine, for data sheets, spreadsheets, and example data sets. Da Re, Gregory. 2000. “Physical Mechanisms Controlling the Pre-failure Stress-Strain Behavior of Frozen Sand,” PhD Thesis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Young, Gretchen. 1986. “The Strength Deformation Properties of Smith Bay Arctic Silts,” MS Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. 38 Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers Chapter 3 Specific Gravity This chapter provides background and procedures to perform the specific gravity test using the water submersion method.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.34 of 5 – based on 17 votes