DYNAMIC SOUNDINGS IN SITE INVESTIGATIONS: SOME OBSERVATIONS AND CORRELATIONS. 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

Programmes of continuous dynamic sampling and SRS15 dynamic cone penetration testing have been carried out at a number of sites in NW England. Site conditions include various alluvial and glacial sequences, fills and industrial wastes. The results have been compared with results of investigations by conventional cable percussion boring. The paper reviews the penetrometer method used and discusses the information obtained for selected sites in quantitative and qualitative terms. It is concluded that dynamic soundings, combined with continuous sampling, provide a cost efficient and useful contribution to geotechnical practice in the UK.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 828222.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • TONKS, D M
    • WHYTE, I L
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00604782
  • 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