INTERPRETATION AND USE OF THE PIEZOCONE TEST IN UK CLAYS. 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

The addition of a pore water pressure sensing element to the cone penetrometer has increased the potential value of the test data. The Building Research Establishment has been investigating the potential of the piezocone, which has seen little use in the UK so far. Results from several UK clays are presented and their use in assessing soil properties discussed. Promising aspects of the test for assessing soil strength, stress history and consolidation characteristics are presented.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 828222.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Powell, JJM
    • Quarterman, RST
    • Lunne, T
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00604788
  • 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