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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.
Both active and passive traces monitoring with penetrometers detect leakage and leakage rates.
Mulqueen J, Stafford JV, Tanner DW (1977) Evaluation of penetrometers for measuring soil strength.
In general, cone penetrometers have been used to do chemical analysis and were limited to organic materials, according to John Schindler, Austin AI's vice president of R&D.
courses, but we should definitely develop the use of penetrometers.
These measurements are obtained by pushing penetrometers into the soil at equally spaced distances across a tillage tool's path.
Cone penetrometers are widely used for testing soil strength in situ and have been used to study soil compaction[1].
The films and attached penetrometers (image quality indicators) are loaded above ground and then lowered into position in the bay.
Soil cone penetrometers have been used for years to measure soil compaction and to sense root impeding.