Automation in Soils Testing Facility USAE Waterways Experiment Station

by Jessie C. Oldham, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geotechnical Engineering Congress—1991

Abstract: Automation is a powerful tool that when used intelligently can increase production, minimize cost, and improve production in any testing laboratory. The Soils Testing Facility (STF) at the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) has continually improved it's testing systems through automation. This paper discusses how WES has configured and implemented it's automated systems.

Subject Headings: Soil tests | Laboratory tests | Waterways | Automation | Soft soils | Control systems | Material tests | United States armed forces

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