SAFE BEARING PRESSURE FROM EMPIRICAL EQUATIONS BASED ON CPT VALUES FOR FOOTINGS ON COHESIONLESS SOIL.

The static cone penetration test in which a standard cone of 10 cm2 sectional area is pushed into the soil without the necessity of boring provides a much more accurate and detailed variation in the soil as discussed in Chapter 9. Meyerhof (1956) suggested a set of empirical equations based on the

Terzaghi and Peck curves (1948). As these equations were also found to be conservative, modified forms with an increase of 50 percent over the original values are given below.







An approximate formula for all widths


where qc is the cone point resistance in kg/cm2 and qs in kPa.

The above equations have been developed for a settlement of 25 mm.

Meyerhof (1956) developed his equations based on the relationship qc = 4Ncor kg/cm2  for penetration resistance in sand where Ncor is the corrected SPT value.

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