Soil Testing Manual: Procedures, Classification Data, and Sampling Practices
By Day, Robert W.
The essential tool for geotechnical and soil engineering fieldwork

Written by AIA award-winning civil engineer Robert Day, Soil Testing Manual gives engineers, geologists, contractors, on-site construction managers -- anyone who needs answers on the characteristics of soil -- a convenient, complete source of today’s most authoritative solutions. This reader-friendly guide simplifies each step of every process, from selecting appropriate methods to analyzing your results. Filled with handy tables, charts, diagrams, and formulas that eliminate time-wasting and frustrating searches and calculations, this manual gives you better results in less time as you:
Get expert approaches to testing altered and disturbed soils
Set up a mobile field lab with complete directions
Use rip-out sheets for on-site reference and checks
Get quick access to data on grading, instrumentation, technical methods, procedure guidelines, and preferred practices
Draw authoritative conclusions on fill compaction
Measure cohesiveness, shear strength, settlement, permeability, and other critical parameters
Construct a subsoil profile


DOI: 10.1036/0071363637

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Author Biography

Robert W. Day (San Diego, CA) has published over 200 papers, as is currently active on various committees with ASCE, ASTM, Tranportation Research Board, and received a design award from AIA. After completing his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering at Villanova specializing in Structural Engineering, he completed his masters in Civil Engineering and Engineer Degree at MIT.


Soil Testing Manual: Procedures, Classification Data, and Sampling Practices
Author(s): Day, Robert W.
ISBN: 0071363637
DOI: 10.1036/0071363637

Format: paperback, 618 pages.
Pub date: 18 Dec 2000
Copyright: 2001
$87.95 US
Product Line: McGraw-Hill Professional

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