Deformation Characteristics of Cohesionless Soils from In Situ Tests

by R. Bellotti, Natl Electricity Board of Italy, Italy,
V. Ghionna, Natl Electricity Board of Italy, Italy,
M. Jamiolkowski, Natl Electricity Board of Italy, Italy,
R. Lancellotta, Natl Electricity Board of Italy, Italy,
G. Manfredini, Natl Electricity Board of Italy, Italy,



Abstract: This paper is a summary of seven years experience gained by the National Electricity Board of Italy (ENEL), ISMES and Technological University of Turin in assessing these parameters using self-boring pressuremeter, static cone penetrometer and S. Marchetti's flat dilatometer tests. The tests have been performed in calibration chamber and at two sites, where general geotechnical information, cross-hole measurement and standard penetration tests were also available.

Subject Headings: Penetration tests | Measuring instruments | Soil pressure | Soil dilatancy | Material properties | Boring

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