USE OF CALIFORNIUM-252 IN LABORATORY TESTING FOR MOISTURE AND DENSITY OF SOILS

The U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station is currently investigating the use of the radioisotope californium-252 for detailed soil investigations. This report, on Phase I of the investigation, is concerned primarily with determination of moisture and, to a limited extent, density. A major portion of the study was devoted to quantifying moisture and density along thin, discrete soil layers in unopened 2.875-in. diam steel-encased soil cores. Both gaging and film imagery methods were evaluated for their applicability in the detailed soil studies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    Soils and Pavement Laboratory
    Vicksburg, MS  USA  39180
  • Authors:
    • LEWIS, J T
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149926
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Misc. Paper S-76-18, Final Report
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM