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A probe is designed to measure the in-place value of internal friction angle for cohesionless soils. The behavior of the blunt probe is similar to that of a rough footing forced into the soil. The face of the probe is split and capable of measuring shear forces which vary with the internal friction angle of the soil. A series of static penetration tests in dry sand show the variation of the ratio of shear and normal forces on the probe face (R/N) with soil friction angle φ.
Technical University of Nova Scotia, Fisheries Research and Technology LaboratoryOregon State University, Marine Science Center, HalifaxNewport, Nova ScotiaOR
Professor of mechanical engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Director of soil mechanics, rock mechanics, and pavements division, University of New Mexico, The Eric H. Wang Civil Engineering Research Facility, Albuquerque, NM
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