Correlation of Soil Properties

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Course Synopsis:

Did you know? An SPT blow-count N of 9 in sand indicates a Relative Density of “Loose”, but an N value of 9 in clay indicates “Stiff” consistency.

This course presents typical values of engineering properties for various types or classes of soil, together with commonly used correlations between soil characteristics and engineering properties. The aim is to present correlations which can be vulnerable for preliminary design.

Course Objectives:

This course teaches the following specific engineering knowledge and skills regarding Correlation of Soil Properties:

  • Introduction to correlations with soil classification tests

  • Review of index properties and Standard Penetration N-values

  • Explanations given of the engineering relevance of the various properties; and the justification of correlations between properties


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