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    Correlation of Standard Penetration Test Results with Vibracore Sampler Penetration Rates

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    A correlation between the penetration rates of a vibratory underwater sampling device and blow counts from the conventional standard penetration test and the continuous-drive cone penetration test is described. Although limited test data are available, the correlation shows promise for low blow count underwater soil deposits. A practical example of the correlation is given for a recent construction project in one of the Great Lakes. The need for more data and future research to obtain a more universal correlation are discussed.


    vibration, penetration, boring, offshore drilling, marine sediments, soils, soil profiles, soil analysis, Atterberg limits, moisture content, grain size, stiffness, density (mass/volume)

    Author Information:

    Babcock, FM
    Senior engineer, Woodward-McMaster & Associates (a Subsidiary of Woodward-Clyde Consultants), Kansas City, Mo.

    Miller, HJ
    Assistant to Vice President, Ocean Services, Alpine Geophysical Associates, Inc., Norwood, N. J.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP38795S