On the Interpretation of Seismic Cone Penetration Test (SCPT) Results.
Baginska, I., Janecki, W., Sobotka, M.
Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica, Vol. XXXV, No. 4, 2013 (2013)
penetration test (SCPT). This type of test is used to determine velocity of the seismic wave in the
soil medium. This study is focused on shear wave. The wave is triggered on the ground surface by
hitting an anvil with a sledgehammer. Then, vibrations induced at different depths are measured.
Based on recorded measurements wave velocity (Vs) and thus also small strain shear modulus
Gmax may be calculated. An interpretation of exemplary seismic test results is presented. Crossover
and cross-correlation methods are discussed and another, more adequate one is featured and
then applied in the interpretation example. Conditions for correct test performance and interpretation
CPT-CAD module of CPT-pro package allows to generate geotechnical cross sections and maps.
Mechanical CPT system with Begemann cone and direct electronic registration is already released.