Self-Recording Soil Penetrometer

by Bengt B. Broms,
D. E. Broussard,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1965, Vol. 91, Issue 1, Pg. 53-62

Document Type: Journal Paper


A self-recording soil penetrometer has been developed; with this instrument, static penetration tests can be conducted accurately and rapidly. This penetrometer measures continuously with depth the static penetration resistance of a cone-shaped probe. The measured penetration resistance can be used as a basis for the design of end-bearing piles.

Subject Headings: Measuring instruments | Penetration tests | Load and resistance factor design | Statics (mechanics) | Static tests | Piles | Probe instruments

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