CPT18 – International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing
International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing

Technical Committee TC102 of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and Delft University of Technology are pleased to announce the 4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, CPT’18. CPT’18 will be held on 21 and 22 June 2018, in Delft, the Netherlands, following the previous successful symposia in Linkoping, Sweden (1995), Huntington Beach, California (2010) and Las Vegas, Nevada (2014).

CPT’18 will focus on the solution of geotechnical challenges using the cone penetration test CPT, CPT add-on measurements and companion in-situ penetration tools (such as full flow and free fall penetrometers), with particular emphasis on practical experience and application of research findings. As CPTs play a major role in geo-engineering, CPT’18 will bring together the world’s experts who are working to improve the quality and reduce the difficulties involved. The symposium will be attended by academics, researchers, consultants, practitioners, hardware/software suppliers, certifiers and students. It will be a unique opportunity for meeting people and sharing high-level knowledge.

The main themes of CPT’18 are:


  1. Equipment, Testing and Procedures
    Aspects regarding equipment, testing and procedures – including both well-established and novel equipment.
  2. Interpretation of Test Results 
    Aspects of interpretation, from theoretical to empirical, including case histories and numerical simulation.
  3. Solution of Practical Problems 
    Application of test results, including onshore/offshore geohazards, foundations, embankments, slopes, tailings dams, geo-environmental and seismic design

The symposium venue at Delft University of Technology is only a short walk away from the lovely city centre of Delft.