Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing: Soil Classification and Compaction Tests Pt. 1

By K. H. Head

Format: Hardback

A working manual that covers the basic tests for the classification and compaction characteristics of engineering soils. This book includes the use of flow diagrams, and sets out test data and calculations. It is useful to those engaged in the testing of soils in a laboratory for building and civil engineering purposes.

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Whittles Publishing has been established for some years but recently has expanded significantly, becoming a well-known technical publisher on a global stage. They publish quality, well-produced and attractive books and specialise in the following subjects: geomatics, civil and structural engineering and applied science. They are also developing new lists in specific disciplines including architecture and landscape, manufacturing and materials technology, fuel and energy science and geotechnics. They also publish non-technical books within the following areas: maritime, pharology, military history, nature and exploration.

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This volume, the first in a set of three, is a vital working manual which covers the basic tests for the classification and compaction characteristics of engineering soils. It will therefore be an essential practical handbook for all engaged on the testing of soils in a laboratory for building and civil engineering purposes. Based on the author's experience over many years managing large soil testing laboratories, particular emphasis has been placed on ensuring that procedures are fully understood. Each test procedure has therefore been broken down into simple stages with each step being clearly described. The use of flow diagrams and the setting out of test data and calculations will be of great benefit, especially for the newcomer to soil testing. The book is complemented with many numerical examples which illustrate the methods of calculation and graphical presentations of typical results. The reporting of test data is also explained. Vital information on good techniques, laboratory safety, the calibration of measuring instruments, essential checks on equipment, and laboratory accreditation are all included.


A basic knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry is assumed but some of the fundamental principles that are essential in soil testing are explained where appropriate.

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Format Hardback
Imprint Whittles Publishing
Publication Date 28 Jul 2006
ISBN 9781904445364
Number of Pages 416

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'This well-known three-volume series of books has formed an indispensable part of the equipment in any engineering orgeological soils testing laboratory since its launch - - is truly a working manual. - this remains the definitive text on the subject and a vital addition to BS1377 Parts 1-4 - ' Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

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