chapter  52
CPT based unit weight estimation extended to soft organic soils and peat
ByH.J. Lengkeek, J. de Greef, S. Joosten
Pages 6

A reliable estimate of the saturated soil weight from CPT analysis can be useful for various purposes. An often used relation that gives a reasonable first approximation is presented by Robertson & Cabal (2010). In The Netherlands very soft and highly organic soils are omnipresent and these types of soil are absent in the aforementioned relation. In this paper a new relation is proposed that can be used to estimate the saturated soil unit weight for a wider range of soils, from sands to highly organic soils.