Cone Penetration Testing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408024464, 9781483102269

Cone Penetration Testing

1st Edition

Methods and Interpretation

Authors: A. C. Meigh
eBook ISBN: 9781483102269
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 12th October 1987
Page Count: 156
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Cone Penetration Testing: Methods and Interpretation discusses the history, applications, and development of the cone penetration test procedures and related test procedures. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 deals with the cone penetration test proper – its general and historical outline, equipment and their accuracy and calibration, the use of the test results, and its parameters in different kinds of soils and materials. Part 2 covers the role and use of piezocones and its use for the assessment of soil.
The text is recommended for engineers and geologists who would like to know more about the applications of the pressuremeter and the interpretation of its results.

Table of Contents





Part 1 The Cone Penetration Test

1. General

1.1 Historical Outline

1.2 The Role of the CPT

1.3 Standardization

2. Equipment

2.1 CPT Apparatus

2.2 Penetrometer Tips

2.3 Overwater Penetrometers

3. Procedure

3.1 Extent of Investigation

3.2 Operation of Equipment

3.3 Recording Results

3.4 Accuracy and Calibration

4. Use of CPT Results

4.1 General

4.2 Profiling And Identification of Soils

5. Parameters in Cohesionless Soils

5.1 General

5.2 Relative Density

5.3 Strength

5.4 Deformability

5.5 CPT and SPT

5.6 Synopsis

6. Parameters in Cohesive Soils

6.1 General

6.2 Undrained Shear Strength of NC Clays

6.3 Undrained Shear Strength of OC Clays

6.4 Deformability

6.5 Synopsis

7. Parameters in Other Materials

7.1 Calcareous Soils

7.2 Chalk

7.3 Made Ground, Including Tailings

8. Spread Footings

8.1 Footings and Rafts on Sand

8.2 Footings and Rafts on Clay

8.3 Synopsis

9. Piles

9.1 Driven Piles in Sand, Bearing Capacity

9.2 Non-Displacement Piles in Sand

9.3 Settlement of Piles In Sand

9.4 Piles in Clay

9.5 Piles in Calcarous Soils

9.6 Synopsis

10. Other Applications

10.1 Control of Compaction and Ground Improvement

10.2 Liquefaction Potential

Part 2 The Piezocone

11. Piezocones and their Use

11.1 Historical Outline

11.2 Role of The Piezocone

11.3 Equipment of The Piezocone (CPTU)

11.4 De-Airing

11.5 Profiling And Identification with the Piezocone

11.6 Equilibrium Pore Pressures

12. Soil Parameters from the Piezocone

12.1 General

12.2 Shear Strength

12.3 Hydraulic Parameters

12.4 Synopsis



A European Manufacturers of CPT Equipment

B Combined Techniques And Push-In Devices

C Specification Check List

D Recommended Standard For the Cone Penetration Test



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