CORRELATION OF THE TEXAS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT CONE PENETROMETER TEST WITH THE DRAINED SHEAR STRENGTH OF COHESIONLESS SOILS

Improved correlations have been developed between the Texas Highway Department (THD) Cone Penetrometer Test N-value and the drained shear strength of cohesionless soils. Cone penetrometer test data and undisturbed sand samples were obtained at five different test sites. To develop the correlations new techniques in sampling and testing of cohesionless soils were implemented. From the results of field and laboratory investigations reasonably good correlations were developed for both drained shear strength, s, and effective overburden pressure, p', with the THD Cone Penetrometer Test N-value.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., and Texas Highway Dept., Austin. See also PB-242731.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  USA  78763
  • Authors:
    • Cozart, G D
    • Coyle, H M
    • Bartoskewitz, R E
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094431
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TTI-2-5-74-10-2 Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1977 12:00AM