STP741

    Simplified Method for the Electrical Soil Resistivity Measurement

    Published: Jan 1981


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    Abstract

    The “Wenner Four Electrode” method; and the “Barnes Layer” method of computation, for the electrical soil resistivity, are both time consuming but very useful and reliable. Pre-measured cables can simplify and reduce the field time by at least 75 percent. A computerized program for calculation and graphical representation could achieve the same savings, when compared with manual production.

    Keywords:

    average resistivity, true resistivity, current electrodes, potential electrodes, soil corrosivity, boring logs, underground corrosion


    Author Information:

    Chaker, V
    Corrosion control/electrical grounding consulting engineer, Gilbert/Commonwealth, Reading, Pa.


    Paper ID: STP28256S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28256S


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