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    Dynamic Cone for Shallow In-Situ Penetration Testing

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    Field calibration of a portable dynamic cone penetrometer was made to determine a penetration resistance relationship with the standard penetration resistance. The penetrometer has been found useful in the inspection of footing foundations and for light field exploration where the standard penetration range of limits is generally known. The test data show that it is capable of approximating the standard penetration resistance for the virgin soils of the southeastern United States.


    soil (material), field tests, penetrometers, penetration resistance, cone penetrometers, footings

    Author Information:

    Sowers, George F.
    Professor of civil engineeringvice-president and consultant, Georgia Institute of TechnologyLaw Engineering Testing Co., AtlantaAtlanta, Ga.Ga.

    Hedges, Charles S.
    Manager, Law Engineering Testing Co., Atlanta, Ga

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP44629S