The standard penetration test (SPT): methods and use (R143)

ISBN: 978-0-86017-419-6Author: C R I Clayton

Number of pages: 144 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: January 1995

This comprehensive manual provides guidance on the use of the Standard Penetration Test (SPT) in geotechnical engineering. Used worldwide in a variety of ground conditions, this simple test is relied upon to provide information about the properties of soils and weak rocks and as a basis for design. The manual brings together in one volume the many observations of causes of variability in SPT results, recommends practices to achieve better workmanship and interpretation, and guides foundation designers to a more rational use of SPT results. Key words: ground investigation and characterisation.