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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Abbreviations: ECB, European corn borer; EH, ear height; LOD, log-odds ratio; MoSCSSS-High, MoSCSSS(H24-HRP)C10; MoSCSSS-Low, MoSCSSS(H25-LRP)C11; MoSQB-Low, MoSQB(S10)C6; PH, plant height; QTL, quantitative trait locus; [R.sup.2], percent of phenotypic variation explained; RadjE, rind penetrometer resistance adjusted for ear height; RPR, rind penetrometer resistance; SSR, simple sequence repeat; TL, tunnel length.
Soil cone penetrometer measurements must be carefully spaced to prevent interference with each other.
Finally, changes in penetrometer data between sampling dates was not reflected by differences in bulk density and saturated hydraulic conductivity.
Electronic penetrometer in accordance with the detailed description of the subject of the order.
Correlations between the shear vane and the penetrometer were investigated so that root growth critical limits from the literature, expressed in terms of penetration resistance, can be converted, if required, for use with the shear vane.
A concern about acquiring soil cone penetrometer data is variability within fields.
"I'm leaving the going as good with a penetrometer reading of 3.2 so it should be perfect ground.
Penetrometer resistance was measured in situ using a hand-driven penetrometer with a 2-mm-diameter relieved conical 30 [degrees] tip, both at 24 h after irrigation (approximately 10 kPa soil-water suction) and again when the soil at 20-80 mm depth was air dry after prolonged drying in autumn when irrigation was stopped after fruit harvest.
Contract notice: performing pre-acceptance checks (visual inspections, leak testing and dynamic penetrometer compaction tests) and characterization of backfill materials reference number: 19 e 03 sp - cl
The ground yesterday was given as soft to very soft - 3.7 on the penetrometer.
"The penetrometer reading of 3.7 suggests that it had dried out a bit from yesterday," he added.