Verification Of CPTU Soil Types By USCS

Ibrahim, Nor Azlin Ali @ (2017) Verification Of CPTU Soil Types By USCS. Project Report. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan Awam. (Submitted)

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Soil classification is very important in geotechnical engineering. Soil classification enables worldwide geotechnical engineer to convey the general characteristics of soil effectively. The soil classification at site is given by CPTU method without having to bring the sample to the laboratory. The result obtained from CPTU method is then correlated with the existing texture based classification that is Unified Soil Classification System (USCS). However, CPT-based SBT may not always agree with conventional USCS-based soil types and the biggest difference is likely to occur in the mixed soil region such as sand mixtures and silt mixtures. The study reported in this thesis examine the correlation between USCS method and CPTU method in order to compare the names given by these two method. The study involved several tests such as Standard Proctor, Specific Gravity and CPTU test. It was found out that The CPTU names and USCS names would never be the similar since they have come from two distinct systems. Nevertheless, both systems appeared to illustrate name change in their system due to simple alteration on the mix content.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: T Technology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Kampus Kejuruteraan (Engineering Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan Awam (School of Civil Engineering) > Monograph
Depositing User: Mr Mohamed Yunus Mat Yusof
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2022 04:31
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022 04:31

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