Modeling of Soil Densification by Vibroflotation

by Gerard V. Metzger, (M.ASCE), Consulting Engr.; Metzger Engrg., Haddonfield, N.J.; formerly, Grad. Student, Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, Pa.,
Robert M. Koerner, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, Pa.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 4, Pg. 417-421

Document Type: Journal Paper


Vibroflotation is a technique for densifying in-situ granular soils. As presently implemented, the technique involves jetting a 17-in. diam, 6-ft long probe to the deepest portion of the soil to be densified.

Subject Headings: Granular soils | Field tests | Probe instruments

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