Soil Testing Manual Procedures, Classification Data, and Sampling Practices

ISBN-10: 0071363637
ISBN-13: 9780071363631
Authors: Robert W. Day
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Binding: Paperback Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing Number of pages: 618 Dimensions: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall Weight: 2.442 lbs. Language: English

Table of contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Laboratory Testing Program
Common Laboratory Tests of Soil
Laboratory Equipment
Minimum requirements
Calibration
Manuals
Accreditation
Symbols and Units
Book Outline
Types of Soil Samples
Introduction
Subsurface Exploration
Borings, test pits, and trenches
Soil sampling
Three Types of Soil Samples
X-Ray Radiography of Soil Samples
Soil Structure
Transporting, Preserving, and Disposal of Soil Samples
Transportation of soil samples
Preserving soil samples
Disposal of soil samples
Problems
Index Tests
Introduction
Three Basic Parts of Soil
Water Content
Test procedure
Calculations
Common errors
Dissolved solids
Temperature effects
Unit Weight
Test procedure
Calculations
Common errors
Dry unit weight
Buoyant unit weight
Specific Gravity
Test procedure
Calculations
Common errors
Soluble solids
Phase Relationships
Volume of voids
Void ratio and porosity
Degree of saturation
Useful relationships
Relative Density
Problems
Particle Size Distribution and Atterberg Limits
Introduction
Particle Size Definitions
Sieve Analysis
Test procedure
Calculations
Common errors
Hydrometer Analysis
Test procedure
Calculations
Common errors
Particle Size Distribution
Atterberg Limits
Test procedure
Calculations
Common errors
Plasticity index and liquidity index
Clay mineralogy and activity
Problems
Soil Classification
Introduction
Unified Soil Classification System
Coarse-grained and fine-grained soils
Group symbols
Other descriptive terminology
Inorganic Soil Classification System Based on Plasticity
AASHTO Soil Classification System
USDA Textural Soil Classification System
Other Soil Classification Systems
Example of Different Soil Classification Systems
Organic Soil Classification
Unusual Soil
Problems
Soil Settlement Analysis
Introduction
Oedometer Apparatus
Collapsible Soil
Introduction
Test procedure
Calculations
Example of test data
Common errors
Collapse potential
Consolidation Test
Introduction
Test procedure
Settlement calculations
Rate of consolidation
Secondary compression
Common errors
Oedometer Apparatus for Other Soils
Problems
Expansive Soil
Introduction
Expansive Soil Factors
Expansion Potential
Introduction
Index properties
Expansion Index test
HUD swell test
Foundation design
Swell Tests
Introduction
Test procedure
Heave calculations
Common errors and limitations
Swelling of desiccated clays
Swell Index
Expansive Rock
Problems
Shear Strength of Cohesionless Soil
Introduction
Mohr-Coulomb Failure Law
Typical Values of Effective Friction Angle
Direct Shear Test
Introduction
Test procedure
Calculations
Example of test data
Common errors and limitations
Triaxial Test
Problems
Shear Strength of Cohesive Soil
Introduction
Triaxial Test
Equipment
Test procedure
Calculations
Example of test data
Common errors and limitations
Undrained Shear Strength s[subscript u]
Introduction
Unconfined compression test
Vane shear test
Sensitivity
Consistency
Undrained shear strength versus depth
Normalized undrained shear strength s[subscript u]/[sigma superscript l subscript v]
Undrained Shear Strength (c and [phis])
Introduction
Unconsolidated undrained triaxial compression test
Consolidated undrained triaxial compression test
Effective Shear Strength
Introduction
Direct shear test
Consolidated drained triaxial compression test
Consolidated undrained triaxial compression test with pore water pressure measurements
Factors Affecting Shear Strength
Total Stress and Effective Stress Analyses
Drained Residual Shear Strength
Introduction
Direct shear apparatus
Torsional ring shear test
Examples of test data
Problems
Laboratory Compaction Tests
Introduction
Modified Proctor Compaction Test
Test procedure
Calculations
Example of test data
Common errors and limitations
Standard Proctor Compaction Test
One-Point Proctor Test
Oversize Particles
Problems
Field Density Tests
Introduction
Grading
Sand Cone Test
Calibration
Test procedure
Calculations
Common errors and limitations
Other Destructive Field Density Tests
Balloon test
Drive cylinder
Test pit method
Nondestructive Field Density Test
Types of Fill
Select import
Uniform borrow
Mixed borrow
Borrow with oversize particles
Frequency of Field Density Testing
Problems
Permeability Tests
Introduction
Factors affecting the coefficient of permeability
Darcy's law
Laboratory Permeability Tests
Constant head permeameter
Falling head permeameter
Limitations of laboratory permeability tests
Field Permeability Tests
Percolation Tests for Sewage Disposal System
Problems
Other Common Soil Tests
Introduction
Soluble Sulfate
Mechanisms of sulfate attack of concrete
Sulfate resistance of concrete
Laboratory testing
Solubility Test
Percent soluble soil particles
Laboratory Tests for Pavement Design
California bearing ratio
R-value test
Problems
Aggregates
Introduction
Aggregate Properties
Internal Moisture Content and Absorption
Internal moisture content of coarse aggregates and oversize particles
Absorption of coarse aggregates
Bulk Specific Gravity
Test procedure
Calculations for coarse aggregates (SSD state)
Calculations for coarse aggregates (dry state)
Calculations for oversize particles
Example of laboratory test data
Problems
Subsoil Profiles
Introduction
Examples of Subsoil Profiles
References
Glossaries
Field Testing Terminology
Laboratory Testing Terminology
Terminology for Engineering Analysis and Computations
Compaction and Grading Terminology
Percolation Tests and Related Terminology
Compaction and Grading Specifications
Percolation Test Procedures
Conversion Factors
Solutions to Problems
Laboratory Data Sheets
Index