PENETRATION TESTING FOR THE DETERMINATION OF PROPERTIES OF SOILS

Safe performance of many nuclear power plants is inherently related to soil behavior, particularly as affected by the loadings that earthquakes may impose. Sites with competent rock foundations will be increasingly difficult to acquire because of interrelations with environment, load location, and economic factors. Consequently the techniques used for assessing soil properties constitute an integral part of the interdisciplinary review of such facilities. Although standard penetration testing is one of the most widely used techniques for assessing soil properties, its limitations are not well understood. This article reviews these limitations and suggests recommendations whereby more quantifiable soil tests may be possible. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Atomic Energy Commission

    Washington, DC  USA  20235
  • Authors:
    • Robinson Jr, G C
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 423-431
  • Serial:
    • Nuclear Safety
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Government Printing Office

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM