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When would engineers use Cone Penetration Testing instead of Standard Penetration Test?

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(I) Standard Penetration Test is carried out in boreholes at 1.5-2m intervals. However, Cone Penetration Testing allows a continuous record of ground resistance profile.

(II) Disturbance to ground is less by Cone Penetration Testing when compared with Standard Penetration Test.

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(III) The use of Cone Penetration Testing is faster and cheaper when compared with the combination of boring, sampling and Standard Penetration Test.

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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