The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 60 (1982) > Issues > Issue 6 > Discussion on The Importance of the Stress Histories of Cohesive Soils and the Cone Penetration Test
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Discussion on The Importance of the Stress Histories of Cohesive Soils and the Cone Penetration Test by S. Thorburn, C.L. Laird and W.M. Reid

Mr J.B. Boden (Building Research Establishment): The procedures outlined by the authors of this paper are largely empirical. This is, of course, a perfectly acceptable approach, provided that there is adequate justification for it. Is it justified in this particular case?