The Penetrometer and Soil Exploration, Volume 1

1st Edition

Authors: G. Sanglerat
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444409768
eBook ISBN: 9780444599360
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st January 1982
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Table of Contents




Chapter 1. History of the Penetrometer

1.1 Origin and Characteristics

1.2 The Dutch Static Penetrometers (Goudsche Machinefabriek)

1.3 The Frankipfahl Static Penetrometer (Germany)

1.4 American Pocket Penetrometers

1.4.1 Measurement of Soil Trafficability Factors by Cone Penetrometer

1.4.2 Solltest Pocket Penetrometer

1.5 The Sol-Essais (Parez) Static Penetrometer (France)

1.6 The Degebo Static Penetrometer (Germany)

1.7 The G.C. Static Penetrometer (Belgium)

1.8 The Recording Static Penetrometer (U.S.A.)

1.9 The Franki Static Penetrometer (Belgium)

1.10 The Soletanche Static Penetrometer (France)

1.11 The Fugro Electric-Static Penetrometer (The Netherlands)

1.12 The Penetrometers of C.E.B.T.P. (France)

1.12.1 Static Penetrometers

1.12.2 Light-Duty Dynamic Penetrometer

1.12.3 Heavy-Duty C.E.B.T.P. Dynamic Penetrometer

1.12.4 Borro Dynamic Penetrometer

1.12.5 Multi-Purpose Penetrometer

1.12.6 Static-Dynamic Penetrometer

1.13 The Electric Static Penetrometer of the Ponts et Chaussées Laboratory at Saint Brieuc (France)

1.14 The B.M.E.E. Light Penetrometer (Great Britain)

1.15 The American Static Penetrometer

1.16 The N.B.R.I. Static Penetrometer (South Africa)

1.17 The Australian Static Penetrometers

1.18 The Russian Penetrometers

1.18.1 Soviet Lunar Penetrometer

1.18.2 Dynamic Russian Penetrometers

1.18.3 Static Sounding Rigs

1.18.4 Static Russian Penetrometers S-979 and S-832

1.19 The Bulgarian Static Penetrometer


The Penetrometer and Soil Exploration: Interpretation of Penetration Diagrams—Theory presents the many uses of the penetrometer for investigating soil conditions. Testing methods include the following: (1) in situ load tests on full-scale foundations; (2) laboratory testing of undisturbed samples, and (3) in situ testing of soils. The book regards the advantages of using the penetrometer as a handy tool in drilling and sampling. The text emphasizes that the investigator should never rely entirely on the analogy or the extrapolation of information pertaining to a nearby site. The text describes the different shapes of the penetrometer diagrams obtained from tests in homogeneous cohesionless soil, as well as the significance of the embedment of a pile into the bearing stratum for deep foundation designs. The paper discusses the De Beer theory, Kerisel's theory, and the theory developed at the Delft Laboratory of Soil Mechanics. The laboratory determines the maximum soil pressure and the corresponding embedment of the pile. According to Professor L'Herminier, "the bearing capacity of a pile may be determined...from laboratory tests on soil samples, the other by extrapolating penetrometer data." The book is suitable for structural engineers, civil engineers, geologists, architects, and students of soil mechanics.


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@qu:It contains a wealth of data and is obviously based on very extensive experience in the field. @source: Geophysics

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