Penetration Tests and Bearing Capacity of Cohesionless Soils

by G.G. Meyerhof,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 1, Pg. 1-19

Document Type: Journal Paper


From comparison between standard (dynamic) and static penetration resistances on number of sites, simple approximate correlation has been obtained to estimate relative density and angle of internal friction; proposed relationships applied to determine ultimate bearing capacity of footings and point resistance and skin friction of piles; results compared with field loading tests on plates and piles.

Subject Headings: Penetration tests | Cohesionless soils | Pile tests | Load bearing capacity | Dynamic loads | Load and resistance factor design | Load tests | Comparative studies

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