Quantcast Figure 1-1. Measurement of Soil Resistivity

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MIL-HDBK-419A
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Following the manufacturer's instruction, obtain a resistance reading, R, with the test set.
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Convert the probe spacing, A, to centimeters. (See Page xvi for metric conversion factors.)
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Compute resistivity from
(in ohm-cm)
= 6.26AR
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Assume that a resistance of 2 ohms is measured with probe spacings of 20 feet.
EXAMPLE:
Convert 20 feet to centimeters: 20 f t x 30.5 cm/ft = 610 cm
Calculate resistivity:
= 6.25 x 610 x 2 = 7662 ohm -cm
A = ELECTRODE SPACING
B = DEPTH OF PENETRATION < A / 2 0
D = DEPTH AT WHICH RESISTIVITY IS DETERMINED = A
Figure 1-1. Measurement of Soil Resistivity
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