CPT Research & Development

At In Situ we believe that the need for further research and development into existing and new techniques is vital. The company is continually striving to be at the forefront of new In Situ testing techniques and the development of new technologies. As a consequence working relationships built commercially, when working in partnership with development organisations and research establishments, has led to numerous technical papers being written and the development of new equipment.

In Situ are proud to have been involved with many research projects.

PROJECTS

IMPERIAL COLLEGE, LONDON
In Situ worked with Imperial College, into research of stiff clay sites across the UK. This work involved carrying out CPTUs and seismic CPTs along with seismic dilatometer work to help characterise the different clays. This work formed part of a PhD and a paper presented in a geotechnical journal, Geotechnique.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN
In Situ worked closely with a number of the research students at UCD, on several different projects. These have varied from pile load tests in Belfast to continued work on the full-flow penetrometer. A number of these projects are still ongoing.

ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY, SCOTLAND
In late June 2010 In Situ helped on a CPT course run by RPS Energy, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) and Geolabs. The course was a 2 day workshop discussing CPT in geotechnical practice. The course was given by John Powell, Geolabs, and Tom Lunne, NGI. In Situ provided a CPT truck for demonstrations and participated in the discussions sessions.

THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CONE PENETRATION TESTING, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA
This was a 2 day symposium covering all aspects of CPTs. In Situ submitted 2 technical papers, as well as assisting on the regional report for Northern Europe.

IN SITU IN HOUSE CPT PRESENTATIONS
Regular CPT presentations are carried out across the UK. This is a 40 minute presentation covering the basic information on CPTs, from the equipment used to the data produced. These are free of charge and available to a range of clients.

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