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Soil Consistency and Swell Potential Using Static Cone Penetration Machines [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1988; 1(1): 74-78

Soil Consistency and Swell Potential Using Static Cone Penetration Machines

Hamid A. E. İsmail, Khıdır M. Gasmelseed
From Building and Road Research Institute, Khartoum University, P.O. Box 321, Khartoum, Sudan.

The use of static cone penetration test (CTP) as a site investigation tool for classifying potentially expansive soil has been outlined. The objective is to find a field a field method for classification of expansive soils. Four swell potential zones were identified in a plot of qc (cone resistance) versus fs (skin) friction. These potential zones are: non-expansive, low to medium, high and very high swell potential zones.
Ranges of fs and Rf= (fs/qc)x 100), termed friction ratio) that define the bounderies between these zones were also given.
In addition, the cone resistance qc was related to the relative consistency, Cr of the penetrated soil. A good correlation is found to exist between these two parameters. Again, limits of cone resistance values were obtained to enable estimates of the consistency of the soil.

Keywords: Swelling soils, swell potential, soil consistency, static cone penetrometer, field testing


Hamid A. E. İsmail, Khıdır M. Gasmelseed. Soil Consistency and Swell Potential Using Static Cone Penetration Machines. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1988; 1(1): 74-78

Corresponding Author: Hamid A. E. İsmail, Sudan


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