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

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Abstract

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.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Nondestructive laboratory measurement of geotechnical and geoacoustic properties through intact core-liner
Series title:
ASTM Special Technical Publication
Issue:
1350
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASTM
Publisher location:
Conshohocken, PA, United States
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
ASTM Special Technical Publication
First page:
83
Last page:
94
Number of Pages:
12
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 1998 Symposium on Nondestructive and Automated Testing for Soil and Rock Properties
Conference Location:
San Diego, CA, USA
Conference Date:
15 January 1998 through 16 January 1998