penetrometer


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penetrometer

[‚pen·ə′träm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
An instrument that measures the penetrating power of a beam of x-rays or other penetrating radiation.
An instrument used to determine the consistency of a material by measurement of the depth to which a standard needle penetrates into it under standard conditions.

penetrometer

A device that measures the depth to which a standard needle penetrates a material under standardized conditions.
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In court cases regarding playground surfacing, the National Center on Accessibility has investigated surfaces using the Rotational Penetrometer to convey the presence or lack of firmness and stability.
Instead the ball penetrometer and shaft are suspended from a load cell inside the machine.
For measuring soil horizontal resistance a horizontal penetrometer was used (Fig.
Procedure: Apply sufficient pressure to allow the penetrometer to move slowly into the mold surface.
Cotching and Belbin (2007) found that there was a well defined relationship between penetrometer resistance and soil water content, especially at 0.
SGS Manufacturing has published a two-page flyer spotlighting its new recording dynamic cone penetrometer (RDCP).
The CP-1000 is a cone penetrometer, a tool that can go deep below the surface to collect data that characterizes the soil.
When using a penetrometer, soil strength is described by cone index (CI), the ratio of the force required to push the penetrometer into the soil to the base area of the cone.
Cone penetrometer (CPTu) soundings, direct push samples, wire-line samples, and hand augers were done at various locations to determine the material content of BR2.
Rind strength can easily be measured as the force required to puncture the rind with a needle with a rind penetrometer (Sibale et al.