Comparison Between In-Situ Test Results

by Zoltan V. Solymar, Monenco Consultants Ltd, St., Catharines, Ont, Canada,
David J. Reed, Monenco Consultants Ltd, St., Catharines, Ont, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Use of In Situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering


Penetration tests provide a means of obtaining data from which estimations can be made of the bearing capacity, settlement and liquefaction potential of the soils tested. Empirical formulae developed from the use of one type of penetration test apparatus can not yet be used with confidence to interpret the results obtained by a different type of equipment. Many variables, including the type of equipment, method of testing and most important of all, the characteristics of the soil, have an influence on the results. Interpretation of field data collected on five major construction sites is presented to refine our knowledge.

Subject Headings: Field tests | Penetration tests | Soil settlement | Comparative studies | Material tests | Soil liquefaction | Construction sites | Materials processing

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