Design Parameter Manual
In conjunction with Dr. Paul Mayne of the Georgia Institute of Technology, ConeTec has produced a comprehensive CPTu design parameter manual, which is available for download.
Geotechnical engineering is a discipline that frequently uses empirical relationships to estimate soil properties and thus can greatly benefit from ML.
Seismic testing techniques can be used in different ways to help with geotechnical investigations. There is a link between ground motion amplification and the shear wave velocity structure of subsurface soils and bedrock. Canadian and USA building codes both define amplification at a site primarily in terms of six seismic site classes (A - F).
WHY DO WE RUN THE VANE SHEAR TEST SO SLOWLY?
The peak torque is usually observed within 20° of rotation. The Piezocone Penetration Test (CPTu), which can test one vertical linear meter of soil in approximately 50 seconds, is much faster than the VST. In silty-soils the CPTu penetration resistance can be partially drained and may vary with penetration rate.
As an industry leader, ConeTec has written or sponsored numerous papers on a wide variety of topics related to geotechnical site investigations. ConeTec has an extensive engineering reference library with over 500 papers. Topics include:
- Soil Interpretation
- Pore Pressure Interpretation
- Soil Strength
- Shallow foundations
- Deep Foundations
- Ground Improvement
- Pile Design
- Liquefaction Assessment
- Blast Densification
- Tailings engineering