oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Dutch penetrometer tests in the Belgian Congo

Volume 5, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The writer confessed that, as a Rhodesian engineer, and in ignorance of the soil moisture conditions in the Congo, he had read the paper with much interest but many misgivings as to the general applicability of the Author's methods. Did he encounter gravelly or laterised formations? Surely his cone resistance values would vary considerably with the moisture of the formation. Was this relatively constant in the Congo and, in the southern tip of the Congo, where conditions were probably similar to those in Northern Rhodesia, did he use this method of subsoil exploration?

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