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Evaluation of Geotechnical Design Parameters Using the Seismic Piezocone (FHWA-NJ-2001-032)

Evaluation of Geotechnical Design Parameters Using the Seismic Piezocone (FHWA-NJ-2001-032)

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This report is an evaluation of the seismic piezocone for geotechnical design parameters. The seismic piezocone is a “direct-push” device that is hydraulically pushed into the ground at a constant rate of 2 cm/sec. During penetration, the device measures the resistance at the tip and along the side. The device also measures the water pressure due to the soil penetration. Based on these measured parameters, a number of correlations have been developed to determine a vast number of soil properties that include; undrained shear strength, stress history, compressibility, and soil classification.
This report is an evaluation of the seismic piezocone for geotechnical design parameters. The seismic piezocone is a “direct-push” device that is hydraulically pushed into the ground at a constant rate of 2 cm/sec. During penetration, the device measures the resistance at the tip and along the side. The device also measures the water pressure due to the soil penetration. Based on these measured parameters, a number of correlations have been developed to determine a vast number of soil properties that include; undrained shear strength, stress history, compressibility, and soil classification.

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 Evaluation of Geotechnical Design Parameters Usingthe Seismic Piezocone
FINAL REPORTJanuary 2002Submitted by
NJDOT Research Project ManagerMr. Anthony Chmiel
 FHWA NJ 2001-032Mr. Thomas BennertResearch EngineerIn cooperation withNew JerseyDepartment of TransportationDivision of Research and TechnologyandU.S. Department of TransportationFederal Highway AdministrationDr. Ali MaherProfessor and Head
Dept. of Civil & Environmental EngineeringCenter for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation (CAIT)Rutgers, The State UniversityPiscataway, NJ 08854-8014
Dr. Nenad Gucunski, Professor
 
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January 2002CAIT/RutgersFinal Report1/1999 – 10/2001FHWA 2001-032New Jersey Department of TransportationCN 600Trenton, NJ 08625Federal Highway AdministrationU.S. Department of TransportationWashinton, D.C.
This report is an evaluation of the seismic piezocone for geotechnical design parameters. The seismicpiezocone is a “direct-push” device that is hydraulically pushed into the ground at a constant rate of 2 cm/sec.During penetration, the device measures the resistance at the tip and along the side. The device also measuresthe water pressure due to the soil penetration. Based on these measured parameters, a number of correlationshave been developed to determine a vast number of soil properties that include; undrained shear strength, stresshistory, compressibility, and soil classification. Correlations have also extended to be used to estimate the SPTN-values (blowcounts). The device can also be used to conduct seismic testing in a similar manner to traditionaldownhole testing. This only requires a stop in penetration and approximately 30 seconds to create a shear wavsource, measure the time for the shear wave travel, and save the data on the computer. Therefore, a device thatcan classify the soil, determine design parameters (such as the SPT N-value), and also be used to conductseismic testing would be an extremely valuable tool in geotechnical engineering.The objective of the study was to briefly introduce the NJDOT to the capabilities of the seismic piezocone(SCPTU). The testing results from a number of sites across New Jersey, and also New York, show that thedevice is extremely accurate at providing a soil profile and determining layers within the subsurface. However,difficulties in determining the differences between silt mixtures (clayey silt, silty clay, silty sand, sand with silt) arshown when comparing to laboratory soil classification procedures. The SCPTU N-value comparison to actuallymeasured N-values from an SPT drill rig show good agreement, however, since the SCPTU eliminates operatorerror from the test, results from individual sites show better consistency than the drill rig values. It must also benoted that the SPT determined N-values must corrected to 60% applied energy. The SCPTU shear wave profilecompared quite favorably to traditionally used crosshole and downhole testing, proving that the SCPTU can beutilized as a seismic testing tool. Developed correlations, based on CPT penetration data, were also evaluatedand shown to be quite accurate at estimating the shear wave velocity. However, the equations are soil based,either sand or clay type soils, and therefore must be used as such.
Cone penetration, soil classification, SPT N-value, shear wave velocityUnclassified Unclassified122FHWA 2001-032Dr. Ali Maher, Mr. Thomas Bennert, andDr. Nenad GucunskiEvaluation of Geotechnical Design Parameters Using the SeismicPiezocone

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