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    Simplified Method for the Electrical Soil Resistivity Measurement

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    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

    Author Information:

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

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28256S