Physical Properties of Soils

  • Chester I. DuncanJr.


The physical properties of a soil give insight as to the identification of the soil and the determination of its characteristics and load response. These properties can be determined by performing a laboratory analysis on undisturbed soil samples obtained during the test boring process. The laboratory analysis should be performed in accordance with the following ASTM Standard:


Relative Density Internal Friction Unit Weight Void Ratio Unconfined Compression Strength 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chester I. DuncanJr.
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  1. 1.The University of Texas at ArlingtonUSA

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