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Geotechnical Site Characterization by Seismic Piezocone Testing PDH Presentation

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 1:00pm

Geotechnical Site Characterization by Seismic Piezocone Testing – the versatile and complete beyond (update keynotes from CPT’14, Las Vegas; Nonveiller Lecture, Zagreb 2016; Jennings Lecture, South Africa

ABSTRACT: Towards geotechnical site characterization of soils, seismic piezocone penetration testing (SCPTu) offers up sounding: cone tip resistance (qt), sleeve friction (fs), porewater pressure (u2), time rate dissipation (t50), and downhole and the data are available immediately upon completion of the sounding, typically taking only about 3 hours for a 30-m economical means for obtaining stratification of the ground. Calibration and documentation of selected geoparameters friction angle, preconsolidation stress, undrained shear strength, Ko stress state, small-strain stiffness, soil modulus, and can be derived for clays, silts, and sands. Moreover, direct CPT methodologies have been developed for application to evaluation. Several case studies are presented to show the utilization of SCPTu in geotechnical practice.

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Dr. Paul Mayne, Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology is the G-I ASCE national lecturer this year, and a renowned CPT expert. For more information: https://ce.gatech.edu/people/faculty/851/overview


RPI Campus

Amos Eaton Hall - Room 214



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Kim Boyce