What Does Static Cone Penetration Test Mean?
Static cone penetration test also known as cone penetration test (CPT) is a method of geotechnical investigation for testing bearing capacity and penetration resistance of soil. This method is widely used to record the variation in the in-situ penetration resistance of soil where standard density test (SPT) is unreliable or where soil density is disturbed.
This test along with other tests is conducted prior to carrying out trenchless installation projects. The geotechnical investigation reports carry all information required to make decisions regarding the method and tools most suitable for a project.