Statistical estimation of relative density

Achintya Haldar, Frank J. Miller

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A new procedure is proposed to evaluate in situ relative density using SPT values, and to quantify the uncertainty associated with that prediction. The relationship is first developed under laboratory conditions, then corrected for in situ conditions. The relationship is compared with commonly used relationships, namely the Gibbs and Holtz, Bazaraa, and Waterways Experiment Station. The predictability of the proposed relationship is better than the others when the relationships are compared to field measurements where all the relevant information is available. However, the uncertainty associated with all the predictive models is considerable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-530
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of geotechnical engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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