Methods of testing soils for engineering purposes, method 6.3.1: soil strength and consolidation tests: determination of the penetration resistance of a soil: standard penetration test (STP)

This Standard sets out a method for determining the resistance of soils to the penetration of a sampler, and the obtaining of disturbed samples of the soils for identification purposes. NOTE: This test gives a value for the penetration resistance of any soil. For the interpretation of N values to give in situ density or strength parameters the reader is referred to current standard texts.

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    • The standard was approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 8 December 2003 and supersedes AS 1289.6.3.1:1993 (record no. 9311AR234E)
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  • Publication Date: 2004-3


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  • Pagination: 8p
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    • Issue Number: AS 1289.6.3.1:2004

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  • Accession Number: 01390347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0733757219
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 4:45AM