SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1972

Correlation of Standard Penetration Test Results with Vibracore Sampler Penetration Rates


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.

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Babcock, FM
Woodward-McMaster & Associates (a Subsidiary of Woodward-Clyde Consultants), Kansas City, Mo.
Miller, HJ
Ocean Services, Alpine Geophysical Associates, Inc., Norwood, N. J.
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 81–89
DOI: 10.1520/STP38795S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5573-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0098-5