The Use of the Dilatometer Test (DMT) in Soil Investigation and in Geotechnical Design

Prof. Gianfranco Totani

The seminar gave a general overview of the DMT and its design applications; indications and guidelines for the proper execution of the DMT; and highlighted a number of significant recent findings and practical developments.

Attention was mostly focused on the application of the DMT to the following engineering problems: settlements prediction; determination of flow parameters ( in particular the coefficient of consolidation); study of landslides; analysis of laterally loaded piles; evaluation of liquefiability of sands; and densification control.

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