Accession Number : ADA032962
Title : Standard Penetration Test and Relative Density
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
Personal Author(s) : Melzer, Klaus-Jurgen
Report Date : Feb 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 14
Abstract : Since ground water greatly influences penetration resistance of soil, an empirical relation was established between the number of blows applied in the standard penetration test to sand below ground-water level and the corresponding number applied to air-dry sand at the same relative density. Also, since the number of blows was found to depend not only on the relative density but also on the compactibility and the grain size of the penetrated sand, an empirical relation was developed between the number of blows and the relative density, with compactibility and mean grain diameter taken into account. This relation was verified by results from laboratory tests conducted with a small static penetrometer.
Descriptors : *SOIL TESTS , *SOIL RESISTANT PROPERTIES , PENETROMETERS , SOIL MECHANICS , GROUND WATER , PENETRATION
Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE