This geotechnical laboratory manual for civil engineering, civil engineering technology, and construction science students and professionals uses a simple, direct style to explain each test procedure. It offers guidelines on collecting and evaluating data, as well as presenting the results properly: Typical values are given for many of the tests to help students decide if their results are reasonable. Some of the key features include: Updated to conform to the very latest information from ASTM. Definitions and objectives of tests are fully explained. Step-by-step numerical calculations. Engineering uses of the tests to show how the results are used in practical engineering applications. A unique chapter presents a visual-manual procedure for describing and identifying soils. Coverage of the consolidated undrained (CU) triaxial test. Photographs of various types of soil testing equipment. Software included that allows the user to more easily analyze collected data.Liu, Cheng is the author of 'Soil Properties Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation' with ISBN 9780130930057 and ISBN 0130930059.