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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The portable nature of the Series 100 Rotational Penetrometer makes it the only quantifiable solution to confirm firmness and stability of existing surfaces in outdoor recreation areas.
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Mohr Digi-Test (MDT) Series computerized penetrometers include the MDT-1 and the new MDT-2 instrument planned for release Q2 2011.
Two types of information were expected from penetrometer tests performed over the Kekem landslide area.
Finally, a post application penetrometer test was completed within 2 feet of the original test location (P1) to validate the integrity of the soil densification process.
From the force data, a prismatic soil strength index (PSSI) is calculated, similar in concept to the CI from the cone penetrometer.
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Soil compaction as measured by bulk density and penetrometer resistance was not significantly effected by gypsum.
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Included in the contract are Ground Penetration Radar (GPR), Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP), pavement coring and core analysis, pavement design, International Roughness Index (IRI), Seismic Pavement Analyzer (SPA), pavement distress survey, life cycle cost analysis and the development of pavement rehabilitation strategies utilizing innovative traffic management and construction techniques.
Tenders are invited for Procurement of automatic penetrometer.