The use of CPT and Vs for assessment of saturated soil deposits in the centrifuge

W. El-Sekelly, T. Abdoun, R. Dobry

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Abstract

The availability of reliable methods for measuring cone penetration resistance and shear wave velocity in centrifuge models is important in order to fully characterize the soil. It is particularly important for soil deposits assessed for liquefaction potential. The paper presents the results of two centrifuge experiments performed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to characterize saturated granular soil deposits using in-flight Cone Penetration Test (CPT). The two experiments are performed on saturated Ottawa F#55 sand deposits placed at 40% and 75% relative densities. The cone penetration resistance is measured at 50 g. The measured values of cone penetration resistance and shear wave velocity are analyzed and compared to theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhysical Modelling in Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2014, ICPMG 2014
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Pages1295-1300
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138022225
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, ICPMG 2014 - Perth, WA, Australia
Duration: Jan 14 2014Jan 17 2014

Publication series

NamePhysical Modelling in Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2014, ICPMG 2014
Volume2

Other

Other8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, ICPMG 2014
CountryAustralia
CityPerth, WA
Period1/14/141/17/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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    El-Sekelly, W., Abdoun, T., & Dobry, R. (2014). The use of CPT and Vs for assessment of saturated soil deposits in the centrifuge. In Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2014, ICPMG 2014 (pp. 1295-1300). (Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2014, ICPMG 2014; Vol. 2). Taylor and Francis - Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/b16200-186