Continuous measurements of the cone resistance, q sub c, and the penetration pore pressure, u, in two sedimentary clay deposits indicate that quasi-static cone penetration data provide a very reliable method for evaluating soil stratification and variability in these two soils. A comparative analysis of field vane results and q sub c shows a correlation between shear strength variability and clay desiccation. The degree of scatter in q sub c and u measurements, and the ratio u/q sub c offer promising new methods of identifying soil types, detecting small changes in stratification and, possibly, for estimating the overconsolidation ratio of clays. (AUTHORS)

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  • Accession Number: 00315386
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 15377
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM