STP1437

    A Fully Automated Computer Controlled Resilient Modulus Testing System

    Published: Jan 2003


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    Abstract

    This paper describes a fully automated computer controlled testing system for performing resilient modulus tests. It describes the use of a PID adaptive controller to improve the quality of the test and reduce the labor required to run the test. It also addresses some of the difficulties and technical details for running a resilient modulus test according to current test specifications.

    Keywords:

    resilient modulus testing, PID control, test automation


    Author Information:

    Marr, WA
    CEO, GEOCOMP Corporation, Boxborough, MA

    Hankour, R
    Geotechnical Engineer, GEOCOMP Corporation,

    Werden, SK
    Senior Systems Engineer, GEOCOMP Corporation,


    Paper ID: STP12528S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.09

    DOI: 10.1520/STP12528S


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