Testing rocks and aggregates are rarely covered in soil testing books and there are no separate books on rock or aggregate testing. Laboratory Testing of Soils, Rocks and Aggregates includes laboratory testing methods for most tests for soils as well as rocks and aggregates, which are becoming increasingly common in professional practice and university teaching. Part A gives a general overview of laboratory measurements, equipment, units, safety and standards. Part B covers soil tests from grain size distribution to consolidation, triaxial and direct shear tests. Part C covers rock tests, which includes the indirect tensile strength test and point load test. Part D covers the common tests carried out routinely on aggregates, which includes the aggregate impact value test and Los Angeles abrasion test. Each test consists of the following descriptive parts: Objective, Standards, Introduction, Procedure, and Cost. References are made to ASTM International (ASTM), Australian (AS), British (BS) and International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM) standards and any differences are noted.
Contains virtually all current laboratory tests for soils, rocks and aggregates in one volume
Presents the tests with the most concise and reader-friendly explanation possible, but in adequate detail for both professionals and students
Includes references to international standards: ASTM, ISRM, BS, and AS
The authors are practicing consulting engineers as well as university professors – Dr. Sivakugan is the author of the best-selling book, Geotechnical Engineering: A Practical Problem Solving Approach
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