Development of a new dynamic lightweight penetrometer for the determination of mechanical properties of fine-grained soils

Nguyen, B and Mohajerani, A 2012, 'Development of a new dynamic lightweight penetrometer for the determination of mechanical properties of fine-grained soils', Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, vol. 6, no. 10(serialno.59), pp. 1426-1431.


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Title Development of a new dynamic lightweight penetrometer for the determination of mechanical properties of fine-grained soils
Author(s) Nguyen, B
Mohajerani, A
Year 2012
Journal name Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Volume number 6
Issue number 10(serialno.59)
Start page 1426
End page 1431
Total pages 6
Publisher David Publishing
Abstract Dynamic cone penetrometer is mainly used as an in situ device and laboratory application, in a mould, has rarely been reported due to the confining effect. In this study, a dynamic lightweight cone penetrometer that can be used in a CBR (California bearing ratio) mould in the laboratory as well as in the field, with similar results, was developed. The results show that the influence of the mould confinement can be eliminated when the hammer mass is 2.25 kg. A strong correlation was found between CBR values and the new dynamic lightweight penetrometer index, for six fine-grained soil samples, with different moisture contents, used in this study.
Subject Civil Geotechnical Engineering
Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Dynamic cone penetrometer
fine-grained soils
light penetrometer
pavement materials
CBR
Copyright notice © 2012 David Publishing Company
ISSN 1934-7359
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