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Resource for common soil index properties

Resource for common soil index properties

Greetings all,

I have been scouring through resources trying to find a comprehensive list of common soil index properties for various different types of soils that I can have on hand and reference when I need to run some quick calculations. Ideally, I would like to see a list of all common soils with respective unit weights (dry, moist, saturated) with respect to density/consistency, as well as friction angle, cohesion, etc.

Have any of you come across something as complete as this?


RE: Resource for common soil index properties

Check out the "Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables" by Burt Look. You should be able to located a free PDF version online.

RE: Resource for common soil index properties

Any soil mechanics book will have typical information for soil properties, but if you want something quick, look at this link:

USACE and NAVFAC manuals include also lots of useful information.

RE: Resource for common soil index properties

Check out the web site for this member. There also is a pile hammer web site with publications, but I can['t recall name.

Also the NAVFAC info is available on line

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