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Triaxial Testing of Soils (Paperback) (Poul V. Lade)

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Triaxial testing of soils is required in geotechnical engineering in the design of specific projects and for studying and understanding the behavior of soils. The triaxial test is the most suitable for such studies and is almost always chosen for studies of new phenomena because it is relatively simple but also versatile

This authoritative, up to date and comprehensive manual on triaxial testing reflects current best practice and instrumentation and explains how to carry out triaxial tests to demonstrate the effects of engineering designs on soil behavior

Soil testing is a crucial part of civil engineering but it is notoriously difficult to do soil tests properly. This manual explains how to carry out triaxial tests to demonstrate the effects of soil behavior on engineering designs. An authoritative and comprehensive manual, it reflects current best practice and instrumentation

Triaxial Testing of Soils is organized in a logical sequence, beginning with the principles of triaxial testing in Chapter 1, and the computations and presentations of test results in Chapter 2. The triaxial equipment is explained in Chapter 3, and instrumentation, measurements, and control is reviewed in Chapter 4. Preparation of triaxial specimens is presented in Chapter 5, and saturation of specimens is described in Chapter 6. The two testing stages in an experiment are made clear in Chapter 7: Consolidation and in Chapter 8: Shearing. Chapter 9 accounts for the corrections to the measurements, Chapter 10 informs about special tests and test conditions, and Chapter 11 puts the results from triaxial tests in perspective by reviewing results from tests with three unequal principal stresses. Appendices are provided to explain special experimental techniques

References are made throughout to easily accessible articles in the literature and the book's focus is on how to obtain high quality experimental results

Triaxial Testing of Soils is an invaluable reference for soil testing laboratories and consulting engineers will also use it for guidance on, for example, rates of loading and testing procedures for different soils. Academic researchers and postgraduate students will appreciate the detailed discussions in the book and the descriptions of the equipment and procedures
Number of Pages: 402.0
Genre: Technology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Poul V. Lade
Language: English
Street Date: May 16, 2016
TCIN: 51225730
UPC: 9781119106623
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-0204

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