Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers by John T. Germaine offers explanations of the underlying concept of the tests and the usual testing procedures. The most generally-taught laboratory testing methods are offered with additional superior tests. It focuses on comparatively simple exams which can be used to characterize the nature of soils and might be performed on bulk materials.
Author also increases the level of testing complexity, places more emphasis on engineering properties, and requires a bigger investment in laboratory equipment. These matters may be covered in an undergraduate civil or geotechnical engineering laboratory course. Value effective, high quality testing is feasible by understanding the necessary factors and dealing with nature to use labor wisely.
A goal of this text is to provide steerage for environment friendly testing without sacrificing the quality of results. Effectivity could be achieved by tailoring strategies to particular person circumstances and understanding when shortcuts are feasible. The book has all the pertinent data gathered in a single location, and it will serve as the authoritative reference soil mechanics laboratory handbook for a long time to come.
This book supplies comprehensive information to the most useful geotechnical laboratory measurements. Value efficient, high quality testing of geo-materials is feasible in case you perceive the vital factors and work with nature wisely. This text shows geotechnical engineers and students in conducting environment friendly testing without sacrificing the quality of results.
Helpful as lab guide for college students and as a reference for the training geotechnical engineer, the book covers thirty of the most typical soil assessments, referencing the ASTM standard procedures while helping readers perceive what the check is analyzing and the way to interpret the results. Unique discussions of electronic transducers and computer controlled tests aren’t commonly covered in related texts.
Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers [Paperback]
John T. Germaine and Amy V. Germaine
Wiley; 1 edition (June 2, 2009)