Geotechnical Offshore Seabed Tool (GOST): a new cone penetrometer

M. E. Jorat, T. Mörz, W. Schunn, S. Kreiter, V. Moon, W. de Lange

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Evaluating physical and mechanical properties of sediments in the marine realm has long been an important scientific and applied challenge. In-situ techniques such as the Cone Penetration Test (CPT) have paved the way for answering many marine geotechnical problems. This paper presents the design and first data example of the Geotechnical Offshore Seabed Tool (GOST) CPT unit. The tool uses a 5 cm2 cone and measures tip resistance, sleeve friction and pore pressure in the u2 position, acceleration and inclination (x,y,z). The primary focus of GOST is offshore investigations in of up to 4000 m water depth but it is also equipped for on-land measurements. GOST can perform static, vibratory penetration, dissipation and remolding tests.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Cone Penetration testing
EditorsP.K. Robertson, K.L. Cabal
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing - Mandarin Oriental hotel , Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 12 May 201414 May 2014
Conference number: 3


Other3rd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing
Abbreviated titleCPT'14
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


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