A NOTE ON THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PENETRATION RESISTANCE AND DENSITY OF SAND

The susceptibility to settlement of a cohesionless soil is critically dependent on its in situ density and is therefore of considrable interest to civil engineers. This note further develops the relationships derived from empirical data from many sources, between the commonly used density descriptions and the split barrel penetration test. These relationships are applicable to most sands and are intended to act as a general guide for soils engineers. Relative compaction is found to be a simpler and more apposite description of a soil's compactness than descriptions (relative density or relative porosity) which involve the assessment of the soil's minimum dry density. /Author/

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    Foundation Publications Limited

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  • Authors:
    • NEW, B M
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 43-46
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ground Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM