cone penetration testing measurement Articles

  • The Vane Cone: A New Device for Soil Shear Strength Measurement

    A considerable number of in-situ tests have been devised for measuring field soil shear strength parameters. These tests include, among many others, cone penetration and vane shear devices. The conventional form of each of these two devices controls the type of soil deformation, which may limit the use of the measured soil shear resistance data. In this study both vane and cone devices were ...


    By ASTM International

  • A New Fall Cone Device for Measuring the Undrained Strength of Very Weak Cohesive Soils

    A new fall cone device capable of measuring undrained shear strength of extremely soft cohesive soils is described and evaluated. The Automated MIT Fall Cone has a unique mechanical counterweight system that enables the use of effective cone weights as low as 0.005 N. This weight is an order of magnitude lower than possible with a standard fall cone apparatus. The new device also uses a data ...


    By ASTM International

  • Helical Probe Tests: Initial Test Calibration

    Helical test probes of different sizes suitable for shallow (1.8-m) in-situ soil exploration and compaction control were developed and tested in different soils alongside traditional in-situ tests, including Standard Penetration tests (SPT), cone penetration tests (CPT), dilatometer tests (DMT), and in-situ density tests. The helical probe test (HPT) is a quick and economical test, which can be ...


    By ASTM International

  • Gmax-qc Relationships for Clays

    Data are compiled from 31 clay sites where in-situ measurements of initial tangent shear modulus (Gmax) and cone tip resistance (qc) were available. Values of Gmax were obtained from either seismic cone penetration (SCPT), crosshole (CHT), downhole (DHT), or spectral analysis of surface wave (SASW) tests, and readings of qc were taken either by regular cone penetration (CPT) or piezocone (CPTU) ...


    By ASTM International

  • Geotechnical Properties of the Maryland-Sanders Lunar Simulant

    Densely compacted Maryland-Sanders ground basalt was examined for the similarity of its geotechnical properties to those estimated for lunar regolith. Minimum and maximum densities fell within the upper range of those calculated to exist on the moon. Cone penetration resistances measured on specimens compressed to 80 and 100% relative densities bracket those reported for stress equivalent depths ...


    By ASTM International

  • Incotec Bolivia CPT case study

    Vertek partner Incotec recently entered the cone penetration test business area with the purchase of a Vertek S4 Push System. Learn more about the geotechnical market in their home country of Bolivia and  ...

  • Shear Strength of Very Soft Clay-Sand Mixtures

    To treat a deposit of clay slurry in situ, sand is often added with the aim of trapping the sand in the upper portion of the slurry. The presence of the trapped sand may directly improve the shear strength of the slurry or contribute indirectly to the improvement by accelerating the consolidation. For this treatment to be effective, an important consideration is the improvement in the shear ...


    By ASTM International

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