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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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Rotational Penetrometers are available for purchase through Beneficial Designs, Inc.
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.
Rind strength can easily be measured as the force required to puncture the rind with a needle with a rind penetrometer (Sibale et al.
THE Curragh racecourse is experimenting with the use of a penetrometer to help determine the state of the ground at different points on the track, writes Tony O'Hehir.
Soil cone penetrometer measurements must be carefully spaced to prevent interference with each other.
Six penetrometer measurements[1] were taken at four depths (0, 3.
1991), in future versions of commercially available penetrometers may help to overcome these problems.
EP542 describes penetrometers, soil measurements and statistical treatment of problematic measurements.
Contrary to the vertical penetrometer, which enables only point measurements of the soil strength, horizontal penetrometer can make instantaneous measurements during driving.
1992) described use of a modified electronic rind penetrometer to measure stalk strength and found a highly significant correlation between SCS and rind penetrometer resistance (RPR) with a CV of 10.
Rind penetrometer resistance was adjusted for EH at each environment generating a new trait, RadjE, as follows: Radj[E.