ISBN 9788174090657,Soil Testing for Engineers

Soil Testing for Engineers


S. Mithal


Khanna Publisher



Khanna Publisher


ISBN 9788174090657

ISBN-10 8174090657

Paper Back

Edition 6th
Number of Pages 319 Pages
Language (English)

Civil Engineering

The present edition is enlarged further by addition of field CBR test, determination of modulus of subgrade reaction and field permeability tests. The extended bibliography has also been provided in this edition. Wherever necessary, grammatical corrections have also been done. The chapter of case studies has been provided with more informations to make it more lucid, informative and users' friendly. In some copies of last editions, flow chart of soil classification could not be added. The flow chart has thus been made mandatory as part of Chapter 1. In the present revised and enlarged editon, preliminary, rock investigations have also been discussed.

We are sure that the readers will find this edition much more useful and shall be benefitted in their professional lives.

Table of Contents
*Definitions and soil classifications *Moisture content determination *Specific gravity determination *Grain size analysis *Atterberg limits and indices *Compaction test (Water content-dry density relation) *Permeability test *Consolidation test *Unconfined compression test *Direct shear test *Triaxial compression test *Differential free swell *Standard penetration test *Dynamic cone test *Field density and void ration *Plate load test *Vane shear test (field and laboratory) *Piezometers *Magnetic settlement gauge *Determination of California Bearing ratio *Determination of pH value of solids *Determination of total soluable sulphates *Determination of total soluable solids (by gravimetric method) *Determination of organic matter *Case studies *Static cone penetration test *Soil investigation in boulder-gravel deposit * Modulus of subgrade-reaction *Determination of Insitu permeability *Preliminary introductory of rock investigations *Appendix