Measurement of In Situ Density of Sand in a Chamber by Using a Thermal Conductivity Penetrometer

    Volume 18, Issue 3 (September 1995)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Singh, G
    Course director, University of Leeds, Leeds,

    Das, BM
    Dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science, California State University, Sacramento, CA

    Chong, MK
    Engineer, Housing Department,

    Abstract

    Reliable in situ testing during soil exploration is of great help to geotechnical engineers in design considerations. This paper describes the theory and the laboratory test results for determination of the density of a sand with a quasi-static penetrometer by measuring its thermal conductivity. Effects of disturbance caused by the penetrometer have been studied. It is shown that it is possible to obtain the density of sand by precalibrating the penetrometer.


    Paper ID: GTJ11006J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ11006J

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    Title Measurement of In Situ Density of Sand in a Chamber by Using a Thermal Conductivity Penetrometer
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