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What is the application of Continuous Piezocone Penetration Test?

Continuous piezocone penetration test basically consists of standard cone penetration test and a measurement of pore water pressure. Three main parameters, namely sleeve friction, tip resistance and pore water pressure measurement are measured under this test.


Pore water pressure generated in the soils during penetration of the cone is measured. An electrical transducer located inside the piezocone behind saturated filter is used for the measurement. By analyzing the results of pore pressure with depth, the stratigraphy of fine-gained soils with different layers is obtained readily.

This question is taken from book named – A Self Learning Manual – Mastering Different Fields of Civil Engineering Works (VC-Q-A-Method) by Vincent T. H. CHU.

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