Investigation of Dense Sand Properties in Shallow Depth using CPT and DMT

Dimitar Todorov Gaydadzhiew, Ionut Puscasu, Evelina Vaitkunaite, Lars Bo Ibsen

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ABSTRACT: The present paper is an investigation of the soil parameters of the given Aalborg University Sand No. 1 using the Flat Dilatometer Test (DMT) and the Cone Penetration Test (CPT). This clean sand type is considered to be similar to the sands found in the North Sea area. The research is mainly based on experimental laboratory testing, followed by computer assisted data interpretation. The mentioned tools are used in testing the sand properties in shallow depth and examining any occurrence of an effect induced by the limited size of the laboratory set-up.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer
EditorsSilvano Marchetti, Paolo Monaco, Viana Da Fonseca
Number of pages9
PublisherInternational Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Publication dateJul 2015
Article number132
ISBN (Print)979-12-200-0116-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015
EventThe International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer - Rome, Italy
Duration: 14 Jun 201516 Jun 2015
Conference number: 3


ConferenceThe International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer

Bibliographical note

An attached USB key comprises the Proceedings of the Washington 2006 DMT Conference, courtesy of Roger Failmezger organizer of that Conference.


  • Shallow Depth
  • Dense Sand
  • Flat Dilatometer Test
  • Cone Penetration Test
  • Laboratory Testing


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