STATIC CONE PENETROMETERS FOR SOIL EXPLORATION

RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA INDICATES THAT THE STATIC CONE PENETRATION TEST OFFERS A USEFUL METHOD FOR SOIL EXPLORATION. ONE TYPE OF STATIC CONE PENETRATION EQUIPMENT EVALUATED, OF DUTCH MAKE, PROVIDES DATA ON SOIL BEARING CAPACITY AND FRICTION. THIS INFORMATION CAN THEN BE USED TO IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF SOIL PENETRATED, WITHOUT TAKING BORINGS. A SWEDISH-MADE CONE PENETROMETER WAS ALSO EVALUATED. ALTHOUGH IT DOES NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY OF THE DUTCH INSTRUMENT, IT DOES OFFER A GOOD METHOD FOR SHALLOW EXPLORATIONS. COST OF SOIL INVESTIGATIONS WITH THESE INSTRUMENTS IS COMPETITIVE WITH STANDARD PENETRATION TEST INVESTIGATIONS. /ASCE/

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    • Vol 37, No 6, PP 71-73, 2 FIG
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    • Schmertmann, J H
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  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:38AM