Cone tip resistance of highly compressible Jeju beach sand

M. J. Lee, S. J. Hong, J. J. Kim, Woojin Lee

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This study is to evaluate the in-situ properties of Jeju sands, which are the beach sands derived from volcanic rock and shells, from the cone penetration tests on the specimens prepared in a calibration chamber. A unique characteristics of Jeju sand is relatively large extreme void ratios (e max=1.439, emin=1.026), which result in a large deformation during compression test. Test result shows that the cone resistance of Jeju sand is closely matched to that of predominantly quartz sand with high compressibility. It is also observed that the relative density and confining stress affects the constrained modulus less significantly than cone tip resistance, because of the crushing of calcareous materials contained in Jeju sand.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoFlorida 2010
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Analysis, Modeling and Design - Proceedings of the GeoFlorida 2010 Conference
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventGeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design Conference - West Palm Beach, FL, United States
Duration: 2010 Feb 202010 Feb 24

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0895-0563


OtherGeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWest Palm Beach, FL


  • Beaches
  • Cone penetration tests
  • Sand, hydraulic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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