Journal Published Online: 01 September 1995
Volume 18, Issue 3

Measurement of In Situ Density of Sand in a Chamber by Using a Thermal Conductivity Penetrometer



Reliable in situ testing during soil exploration is of great help to geotechnical engineers in design considerations. This paper describes the theory and the laboratory test results for determination of the density of a sand with a quasi-static penetrometer by measuring its thermal conductivity. Effects of disturbance caused by the penetrometer have been studied. It is shown that it is possible to obtain the density of sand by precalibrating the penetrometer.

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Singh, G
University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Das, BM
School of Engineering and Computer Science, California State University, Sacramento, CA
Chong, MK
Housing Department, Singapore
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ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ11006J