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The following paper surnmarizes results of CPT's performed in virtual calibration chamber (VCC) built with a 3D model based on the distinct element method (DEM). A discrete material tailored to mimic Ticino sand is tested at different densities, stress and stress history. The limit cone tip resistance from the numerical experiments shows quantitative agreement with different empirical curves summarizing
previous tests on Ticino sand in physical calibration chambers (ENEL and ISMES).
CitationButlanska, J.; Arroyo, M.; Gens, A. Virtual Calibration Chamber CPT on Ticino sand. A: International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing. "2nd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing". Huntington Beach, CA: 2010, p. 217-224.
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