Volume 11, Issue 4 (December 1988)

    In-Situ Shear Modulus of Sands by a Flat-Plate Penetrometer: A Laboratory Study

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    A flat-plate penetrometer, similar to the flat-dilatometer, has been constructed and used in a series of laboratory experiments to estimate the shear modulus of cohesionless soils under repetitive loading conditions. Tests were performed on sand specimens prepared at different relative densities and loaded vertically to simulate the overburden pressure at different depths. Results indicate, despite penetration disturbance, a reasonable agreement between the shear modulus values determined using the flat-plate penetrometer data and the empirical formulations published in the literature.


    Author Information:

    Motan, ES
    Senior geotechnical engineer, Patrick Engineering, Inc., Glen Ellyn, IL

    Khan, AQ
    Graduate research assistant, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


    Stock #: GTJ10656J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10656J

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    Title In-Situ Shear Modulus of Sands by a Flat-Plate Penetrometer: A Laboratory Study
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18