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Use of piezocone penetration tests for rapid in-situ characterization of Florida organic soil

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Date Issued:
2006
Summary:
Organic soils generally are characterized by low strength and high compressibility. Visual observations of State Road 15/US 98 in western Palm Beach County, Florida indicate numerous cracking and significant rutting and raveling along the roadway caused by the consolidation and long-term secondary compression of the organic soils due to soil and pavement dead load. Since sampling of undisturbed soft organic soils is difficult, and subsequent laboratory tests are expensive and time-consuming, there is a need for rapid in-situ characterization of these unstable foundation soils. This study evaluates the capabilities of Piezocone Penetration tests (CPTu), coupled with pore pressure dissipation tests, for estimating the strength, modulus, compressibility, and time rate of consolidation characteristics of organic soils and peat in Florida. The compression index (Cc) and coefficient of consolidation (cv), predicted from CPTu, showed reasonable correlation with laboratory-derived properties.
Title: Use of piezocone penetration tests for rapid in-situ characterization of Florida organic soil.
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Name(s): Huynh, Hieu H.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Sobhan, Khaled, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 146 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Organic soils generally are characterized by low strength and high compressibility. Visual observations of State Road 15/US 98 in western Palm Beach County, Florida indicate numerous cracking and significant rutting and raveling along the roadway caused by the consolidation and long-term secondary compression of the organic soils due to soil and pavement dead load. Since sampling of undisturbed soft organic soils is difficult, and subsequent laboratory tests are expensive and time-consuming, there is a need for rapid in-situ characterization of these unstable foundation soils. This study evaluates the capabilities of Piezocone Penetration tests (CPTu), coupled with pore pressure dissipation tests, for estimating the strength, modulus, compressibility, and time rate of consolidation characteristics of organic soils and peat in Florida. The compression index (Cc) and coefficient of consolidation (cv), predicted from CPTu, showed reasonable correlation with laboratory-derived properties.
Identifier: 9780542745898 (isbn), 13379 (digitool), FADT13379 (IID), fau:10229 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2006.
Subject(s): Soil stabilization--Florida
Soil consolidation--Florida
Soil mechanics--Florida
Soil penetration test
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