Focuses on the experimental techniques of soil
mechanics -- and the basic principles underlying the techniques.
Considers recent developments in experimental
techniques as well as standard testing procedures.
Contains a progressive series of twenty-two
experiments. Provides for each:
- Experimental procedures (illustrated with photos and
- Data processing.
- Review questions and exercises.
Modernizes the processing of experimental data with
spreadsheets on personal computers.
- Includes a floppy disk (Microsoft Excel for
Windows and MAC platforms) with examples of processed
experimental data sets.
- Offers several unprocessed data sets (in exercises) of
Gives typical values of soil properties and empirical
correlations to compare with classroom or laboratory results.
Provides suggestions for preparing organized laboratory