Predicting settlements of shallow foundations is the No. 1 application of the DMT, especially in sands, where undisturbed samples cannot be retrieved.
The DMT has been frequently used to check the effectiveness of the compaction, by comparing DMT results before and after the treatment.
Two methods have been developed for estimating by DMT the p-y curves for the case of short-term, one-way static first-time monotonic loading.
KD≈2 Method permits to detect active or quiescent slip surfaces in overconsolidated (OC) clay slopes, based on the inspection of the KD profiles.