Accession Number : AD0724071

Title :   Tester, Soil Density and Moisture, Nuclear Method.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Brown,Kenneth L.

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The report covers the evaluation of the nuclear density and moisture method for possible use in military construction. One type of soil was used in the testing. A test fill was constructed and sub-divided into 30 testing locations. Two types of commercial nuclear testers were used. The nuclear testers were evaluated against the conventional density method (sand cone) and conventional moisture (oven dry). Four different nuclear density measurement methods were used. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING), (*RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, SOILS), MOISTURE, DENSITY, NUCLEAR RADIATION SPECTROSCOPY, TEST METHODS, BACKSCATTERING, CALIBRATION, STANDARDS

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE