Relating foundation capacity in sands to CPT q c

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Abstract

The Cone Penetration Test (CPT) end resistance, q c, is employed in a wide range of empirical correlations in geotechnical engineering. This paper examines the basis of relationships used to assess the capacity of foundations in sand and shows that correlations employing the q c value in conjunction with other carefully chosen geometric and/or material variables can provide designers with an excellent means of assessing the (i) bearing capacity of shallow foundations, (ii) base and shaft capacity of bored piles, (iii) base and shaft capacity of displacement piles and (iv) lateral capacity of piles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization 4 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Site Characterization 4, ISC-4
Pages63-81
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event4th International Conference on Site Characterization, ISC'4 - Pernambuco, Brazil
Duration: 18 Sep 201221 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameGeotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization 4 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Site Characterization 4, ISC-4
Volume1

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Site Characterization, ISC'4
CountryBrazil
CityPernambuco
Period18/09/1221/09/12

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