Use of Piezometer Cone Data

by P. K. Robertson, Univ of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
R. G. Campanella, Univ of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
D. Gillespie, Univ of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
J. Greig, Univ of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Use of In Situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering

Abstract: The piezometer cone is generally regarded as the most efficient tool for stratigraphic logging of soft soils. A thin pore pressure element (5 mm thick) can sense layers a few centimeters thick. However, there remains some uncertainty with regard to the interpretation and use of the piezometer cone data for engineering applications. This paper summarizes some of the experience with piezometer cone testing and its use in the Vancouver, B. C. , Canada area.

Subject Headings: Measuring instruments | Conical bodies | Penetration tests | Pore pressure | Soil analysis | Soft soils | Material tests | Soil pressure | North America | Canada | British Columbia | Vancouver

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