Document DetailsA brief introduction to cone penetration testing (CPT) in frozen geomaterials
|Keywords:||applied glaciology, glaciological instruments and methods, ice engineering, snow mechanics|
|Periodical/Journal:||Annals of Glaciology|
The cone penetration test has been successfully used to classify soil for ~100 years. However, it has received only limited contemporary use in frozen geomaterials. The historical and contemporary use of the cone penetration test in various frozen geomaterials is considered here and contemporary data from recent work in polar snow are examined. It is probable that many material physical properties (e.g. density, strength and microstructure) can be obtained directly from cone penetration testing. It appears under-utilized as a contemporary scientific and engineering investigative tool in frozen geomaterials.