Work Item
ASTM WK27337

New Test Method for Pocket Penetrometer Test

1. Scope

This test method is used to evaluate consistency and approximate unconfined compressive strength of soils by means of using a pocket penetrometer.


penetrometer, compressive strength, consistency,


Currently there is no standard on how to use a pocket pentrometer or evaluation of the data. This standard will be used by field and laboratory personnel to describe the soil characteristics without intense effort and time.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D18.05

Committee: D18

Staff Manager: Katerina Koperna

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 01-28-2010

Technical Contact: Kendra Adams

Item: 001

Ballot: D18.05 (22-05)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution