THE EFFECT OF WATER ON SPT RESULTS IN SAND. PENETRATION TESTING IN THE UK. PROCEEDINGS OF THE GEOTECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS AND HELD IN BIRMINGHAM ON 6-8 JULY 1988

It is generally held that standard penetration (SPT) resistance is a good measure of relative density in cohesionless materials. The apparent density of these materials is directly affected by the presence of water. An experimental study was designed to investigate the effect of water on SPT resistance in a sand deposit. It was concluded that presence or flow of water in sand deposit directly affects its resistance to penetration and the ultimate bearing capacity of a footing on the sand.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 828222.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Mojabi, M S
    • Thomas, G G
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00604780
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-7277-1531-3
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM