The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 41 (1963) > Issues > Issue 3 > The use of in-situ tests to estimate the allowable bearing pressure of cohesionless soils
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The use of in-situ tests to estimate the allowable bearing pressure of cohesionless soils

Difficulties exist in sampling and testing cohesionless soils and in-situ tests for investigating the bearing capacity and settlement characteristics of these soils are considered. The standard penetration and Dutch cone types of penetrometer are dealt with and attempted correlations between these two tests are discussed. Hugh B. Sutherland

Author(s): Sutherland, Hugh B

Keywords: cohesionless soils;testing;insitu;standard penetration tests;plate bearing tests;comparing;groundwater