Although important developments have taken place since ESOPT 1974 both with respect to the test method as well as the interpretation of the results, many uncertainties still remain in the Standard Penetration Test(SPT). The main pitfall of SPT is that it has not been standardized differing from its terminology and further, the possibility of standardization is very low in practice. Therefore, lack of knowledge on the equipment and method of SPT tends to cause some errors in interpretation of the results. It Is especially important to understand this tendency in domestic design, because most foundations are designed based on SPT results only. Many researchers have made an effort to minimize the uncertainties of SPf in Korea, it is not cleary defined what the most effective method of execution and interpretation of SPT Some uncertainties which many geotechnical engineers encounter in practice are introduced to discuss about improvement of test procedure and interpretation.
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