Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

Energy measurements were made during Standard Penetration testing at Northeast locations with 16 drilling rigs having various energy transfer mechanisms including automatic safety hammers, wire line safety hammers, rope and cathead safety hammers and donut hammers. The energy measurements were used to correct the field N values to the standard 60% reference energy transfer. Examples are provided to illustrate the significant effect which the energy transfer efficiency has when working with Building Codes. The uncertainty regarding the use of field N values as opposed to energy corrected N values when using the codes is discussed.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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SPT Energy Transfer Measurements for Liquefaction Evaluations in the Northeast

San Diego, California

Energy measurements were made during Standard Penetration testing at Northeast locations with 16 drilling rigs having various energy transfer mechanisms including automatic safety hammers, wire line safety hammers, rope and cathead safety hammers and donut hammers. The energy measurements were used to correct the field N values to the standard 60% reference energy transfer. Examples are provided to illustrate the significant effect which the energy transfer efficiency has when working with Building Codes. The uncertainty regarding the use of field N values as opposed to energy corrected N values when using the codes is discussed.