penetrometer

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pen·e·trom·e·ter

 (pĕn′ĭ-trŏm′ĭ-tər) also pen·e·tram·e·ter (-trăm′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. A device for measuring the penetrating power of radiation, especially x-rays.
2. A device for measuring the penetrability of semisolids.

penetrometer

(ˌpɛnɪˈtrɒmɪtə)
n
(General Physics) physics an instrument used to measure the penetrating power of radiation, such as X-rays

penetrometer

an instrument for measuring the degree of penetrability of a solid.
See also: Instruments
Translations
pénétromètre
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Rotational Penetrometers are precision measurement devices that have calibrated, spring-loaded surface indicators to measure firmness and stability.
Penetrometers with standard needle for asphalt test.
Mohr Digi-Test (MDT) Series computerized penetrometers include the MDT-1 and the new MDT-2 instrument planned for release Q2 2011.
Mulqueen J, Stafford JV, Tanner DW (1977) Evaluation of penetrometers for measuring soil strength.
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These measurements are obtained by pushing penetrometers into the soil at equally spaced distances across a tillage tool's path.
The films and attached penetrometers (image quality indicators) are loaded above ground and then lowered into position in the bay.
courses, but we should definitely develop the use of penetrometers.
Soil cone penetrometers have been used for years to measure soil compaction and to sense root impeding.
The Jockey Club plans to introduce an objective second-generation going device which will be used for all official reports and will produce more meaningful data than penetrometers.
Contrary to the vertical penetrometer, which enables only point measurements of the soil strength, horizontal penetrometer can make instantaneous measurements during driving.