STP741: Simplified Method for the Electrical Soil Resistivity Measurement

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

    Pages: 31    Published: Jan 1981


    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.


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

    Paper ID: STP28256S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28256S

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