STP392

    A Hydraulic Earth Pressure Cell

    Published: Jan 1965


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    Abstract

    A simple, inexpensive hydraulic earth pressure cell is described. Pressure on the cell diaphragm causes fluid contained in the cell to be expelled into a nylon tube. The fluid level in the tube can be correlated with the pressure on the diaphragm. The cells have been tested over a three year period under simulated field conditions.

    Keywords:

    soil mechanics, pressure cell, earth pressures, measuring instruments, soil (material), hydraulics


    Author Information:

    Peaker, K. R.
    Associate, William A. Trow and Associates Ltd., Toronto,


    Paper ID: STP41279S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP41279S


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