THE CONE PENETROMETER FOR FOUNDATION DESIGN INVESTIGATIONS

The Dutch cone penetrometer is gradually being accepted by American engineers as a supplemental in-situ soil investigation device. Its development in the late 1930's by European engineers was followed by widespread use in European countries having soil conditions suitable to cone penetration testing--clays, silts, sands (less than 50 SPT), and gravel (less than 10 percent of 1-in. effective diameter). Some major uses are the following: (1) to identify soil types and establish profiles, (2) to predict bearing capacity and friction resistance of piles, (3) to predict soil settlement, (4) to determine the relative density of cohesionless soils, and (5) to predict in-situ shear strength of cohesive soils. Based on the research reported, it appears highly probable that the test would be useful and beneficial to New York's soils exploration program by (1) predicting certain soil engineering parameters more accurately, and (2) increasing the productivity of field investigations. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    Engineering Research and Development Bureau, 1220 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY  United States  12232
  • Authors:
    • Smith, P D
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NYSDOT-ERD-75-RR 33 Final Rpt., FCP 44D5-064
  • Contract Numbers: 126-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM