SITE INVESTIGATION WITH STATIC CONE PENETROMETER

A geotechnical investigation of a 100-acre (404,700 sq m) site adjacent to the Savannah River in Augusta, Ga., is described. Extensive and economical use was made of the static cone penetrometer with friction jacket in establishing subsurface conditions and estimating geotechnical engineering properties of micaceous sands and organic clays for design purposes. The results of eight full-scale lateral pile load tests are compared to predictions based on the design engineering properties. The study indicated that the relationship between E (Young's modulus) and q sub c (the static cone penetration resistance) for an overconsolidated sand is significantly different than for a normally consolidated sand. Also, the shear strengths determined by laboratory tests were significantly different than those determined by the static cone penetrometer. Calibration of the static cone resistance to individual site conditions is considered a necessity. /ASCE/

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  • Accession Number: 00139330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #12154 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM