Accession Number:

ADA624932

Title:

Power Analysis of an Automated Dynamic Cone Penetrometer

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 2015

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD SENSORS AND ELECTRON DEVICES DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2015-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

We present an analysis of the power requirements of an automated Dynamic Cone Penetrometer DCP based on a 16-mm diameter drive rod. The concept system has an estimated weight of 25 kg not including batteries and rod and requires eight BA5590 batteries to complete a typical site survey. At an impact rate of 1 Hz, a 100 CBR survey would take approximately 3.6 h of operating time.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Energy Storage
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE