Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 10(4), pp. 1480 - 1493
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100418
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Correlation between Engineering Properties of Bangkok Clay and Penetration Resistance of Screw Driving Sounding (SDS)


Avidha Shah , Suttisak Soralump *
Department of Civil Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

ABSTRACT

Adequate knowledge of soil properties is crucial before commencement of any engineering project, for which, in-situ tests are mainly popular in recent days. Many of those field tests are labor intensive, time consuming, costly, bulky and next to impossible to perform in congested areas. In such scenarios, the automated and modified version of Swedish Weight Sounding machine i.e., Screw Driving Sounding (SDS) can prove to be a savior. However, since the SDS machine was unable to explore stiffer and denser soil layers deep below, researchers customized the machine for research and increased the capacity of machine to explore soil profile in deeper depths using a high power SDS machine. This research has attempted to strengthen the prospects of SDS technique, by development of correlation formulae, which can predict various vital clay properties in Bangkok clay directly from SDS parameters. These clay properties are natural moisture content, unit weight, overburden and vertical effective stress. The study is focused on Bangkok subsoil, which is dominantly clay and a high power SDS machine is put into operation. It is observed that the results are highly dependent upon the history of formation of Bangkok clay. In order to represent the accuracy of the developed equations, various statistical parameters have also been used in this research and included in this paper.

KEYWORDS
In-Situ Test, Screw Driving Sounding, Bangkok Clay, Soil Properties, Correlation

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Avidha Shah , Suttisak Soralump , "Correlation between Engineering Properties of Bangkok Clay and Penetration Resistance of Screw Driving Sounding (SDS)," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 1480 - 1493, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100418.

(b). APA Format:
Avidha Shah , Suttisak Soralump (2022). Correlation between Engineering Properties of Bangkok Clay and Penetration Resistance of Screw Driving Sounding (SDS). Civil Engineering and Architecture, 10(4), 1480 - 1493. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100418.