STP883

    A Bridge Site Investigation Using SPTs, MPMTs, and DMTs from Barges

    Published: Jan 1985


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    Abstract

    The subsurface exploration from barges for the replacement of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge across Tampa Bay, FL, involved several relatively new field tests or new ways to use old tests. These included: (1) energy corrected standard penetration test (SPT) borings, (2) Menard pressuremeter tests (MPMTs), and (3) Marchetti dilatometer tests (DMT). This paper discusses the testing problems and shows how data from these tests compared with each other and some associated information obtained from laboratory tests.

    Keywords:

    marine soils, shear strength, Young's modulus, preconsolidation stresses, in-situ testing, soil test borings, pressuremeter, Marchetti dilatometer


    Author Information:

    Sonnenfeld, SL
    Senior engineer and principal, Williams & Associates, Inc., Clearwater, FL

    Schmertmann, JH
    Consultant, Schmertmann & Crapps, Inc.; and adjunct professor of civil engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

    Williams, RC
    Senior engineer and principal, Williams & Associates, Inc., Clearwater, FL


    Paper ID: STP36355S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP36355S


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