Development of models for the interpretation of the dynamic cone penetrometer data

This study deals essentially with the development of models that describe the relations between the strength properties of soils (undrained shear strength obtained with a vane tester) on one hand, and the resilient properties (back-calculated modulus obtained with deflection tests) on the other hand, and the penetration index values obtained with the dynamic cone penetrometer. Laboratory tests were performed on five coarse-grained reconstituted soils. Also, field tests were performed on 10 fine-grained soils and on each of the four subgrade soils of the Laval University Experimental Test Road Site. The results obtained in the laboratory and in the field were compared and analysed in order to develop the relations between the strength and the resilience for different types of soils. Using a statistical analysis with three different sophistication levels, reliable correlations that include explanatory variables were developed.


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  • Accession Number: 01349922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 2011 11:21AM