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Nondestructive laboratory measurement of geotechnical and geoacoustic properties through intact core-liner

January 1, 1999

High-resolution automated measurement of the geotechnical and geoacoustic properties of soil at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is performed with a state-of-the-art multi-sensor whole-core logging device. The device takes measurements, directly through intact sample-tube wall, of p-wave acoustic velocity, of soil wet bulk density, and magnetic susceptibility. This paper summarizes our methodology for determining soil-sound speed and wet-bulk density for material encased in an unsplit liner. Our methodology for nondestructive measurement allows for rapid, accurate, and high-resolution (1 cm-spaced) mapping of the mass physical properties of soil prior to sample extrusion.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1999
Title Nondestructive laboratory measurement of geotechnical and geoacoustic properties through intact core-liner
DOI 10.1520/STP13311S
Authors R. E. Kayen, B. D. Edwards, H. J. Lee
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title ASTM Special Technical Publication
Index ID 70022020
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse