of Earth Science / Northeastern
INTRODUCTION TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Daily Objectives #22
(April 1, 2010)
Dr. Laura Sanders
On April 20, we will be attending the AEG-NC Section
dinner meeting. More details will be provided; please mark your calendar.
By the end of today's class, you
should be able to do the following:
Describe what is required of you in the next step of the Geotechnical
Explain how a hollow stem auger (HSA) works, and tell why it is commonly used in
Explain how a "split barrel" (or "split spoon") sampler is used to extract soil
Explain how the Standard Penetration Test is conducted, and demonstrate how to
interpret SPT results.
Explain what is meant by the term refusal in the SPT.
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