THE SELF- BORING PRESSUREMETER

The self- boring pressuremeter represents an advance in the state of the art of in- situ testing. While considerable care is required in conducting a self-boring pressurmenter test in soft soil, it appears to be a powerful tool for evaluating soil properties. The Cambridge self- boring pressuremeter is described and its calibration and operation are outlined, followed by discussion on evaluation of test data relating to the Menard pressurementer and the self-boring pressurementer. The determination of the in-situ lateral stress is discussed. For the production of high quality data from the self- boring pressuremeter test, good control is needed over penetration rate, flushing pressure, cutter setting, equilibration period, membrane expansion rate and interpretation method. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Adelaide

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Adelaide, South Australia  Australia  5005
  • Authors:
    • Arnold, J
  • Publication Date: 1983-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 30 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: R 55

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00388991
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM