Engineering Properties of Alluvial Soils

The modern cone penetration test provides a rapid and reliable method of profiling soil conditions, and is particularly suited to alluvial sediments such as encountered in many parts of the Newcastle area. Numerous empirical and theoretical methods have been developed to relate measured cone parameters to various engineering properties. This paper presents the results of selected engineering soil parameters derived from cone penetration tests carried out in the Newcastle region. Where possible, the parameters are compared to those measured from other laboratory and in situ tests.