STP883: Shear Strength Parameters Obtained from Static Cone Penetration Tests

    Senneset, K
    Chief research engineer and professor, Geotechnical Division, Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim-NTH,

    Janbu, N
    Chief research engineer and professor, Geotechnical Division, Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim-NTH,

    Pages: 14    Published: Jan 1985


    Abstract

    Effective shear strength parameters may be obtained from cone penetration tests with pore-pressure measurements. The theoretical solutions presented below cover the interpretation of measurements in (1) sandy soils with drained conditions around the penetrating tip and (2) clayey soils with excess pore-pressure around the tip. A chart for approximate classification through point resistance and pore-pressure ratio is included. The method of interpretation is cone penetration tests in marine sediments and the results obtained are compared to laboratory test results on soil specimens from neighboring borings.

    Keywords:

    penetration tests, pore pressures, point resistance, excess pore pressure, cone penetration tests, effective shear strength parameters, classification, cone resistance number, pore-pressure ratio


    Paper ID: STP36328S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP36328S


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