standard penetration test

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penetration test

A test which measures the relative density of silt or sand at the bottom of a borehole. Also See dynamic penetration test and static penetration test.
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Standard Penetration Tests were performed in these boreholes following ASTM D 1586 (2004).
Positions of Standard Penetration Test (SPT) soil samples were ascertained from Global Positioning System (GPS) readings and assigned to the corresponding latitudes and longitudes.
To evaluate the liquefaction potential of the soil layer, it appeared that the standard penetration test blow count is the readily available parameter, and the simplified procedures proposed by Seed (1972) using blow count number is widely accepted.
The analysis is done on the basis of Standard Penetration Test values considering a sample size of 120 borehole logs.
"Standard penetration test procedures and the effects in sands of overburden pressure, relative density, particle size, aging and over consolidation", Geotechnique, vol.
Among other geotechnical tests, Standard penetration test, cone penetrations test, and Cross-hole test are also conducted in borehole to characterize the soil at the site.
The standard penetration test data reveals that N-values vary from a minimum of 6 at shallow depths to a maximum of 18 at depth.
This paper summarizes results of some specific factors that control development of liquefaction of soil such as Standard Penetration test (SPT), grain size distribution of the soil mass, relative density of the soil deposits, depth and thickness of different soil strata, depth of groundwater table, etc.
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