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Experimental soil mechanics – Jean-Pierre Bardet

In 1983, when I started to teach experimental soil mechanics to the undergraduate students in civil engineering at the University of Southern California, I thought that laboratory soil testing was well covered by textbooks. However, I stumbled on three unexpected but major problems when I attempted to select a textbook for my course: the reliance on standardized testing procedures, outdated data processing, and the absence of typical test results. In reference to the first problem,…

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