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

Volume 5, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



When the economic and social evolution of an undeveloped country requires important Public Works quickly, penetrometers are most useful for rapid design and control of .the foundations for the Civil Engineering constructions which are planned. Undertaken with care and correctly interpreted, penetrometer tests rapidly provide fair ideas about the qualities of soil and will lead to economical and adequate foundation work. Their main advantage lies in the relatively light equipment which is also sturdy and cheap, and at the same time so simple to operate that even non-skilled native personnel may be quickly trained to perform efficient work in the field.

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