Controls Group DCP - Dynamic cone penetrometer DCP - Dynamic cone penetrometer

DCP - Dynamic cone penetrometer

General description
General description
This apparatus in used for the rapid in-situ measurement of the structural properties of existing road pavements constructed with unbound materials. Continuous measurements can be made down to a depth of approximately 850 mm or, when extension shafts and rods are used (available as accessories), to a recommended maximum depth of 2 m. Where pavements layers have different strengths the boundaries can be identified and the thickness of the layers determined. Correlations have been established in earlier work (Van Vuuren, Klein and Van Herden, Smith and Pratt) between  the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) and California Bearing Ratio (CBR) so that results can be interpreted and compared with CBR specifications.
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Technical specifications

Dynamic cone penetrometer 16-T0012/B includes: 
  • 8 kg dropping weight with 575 mm drop  
  • 2 penetration tips 60° cone, 20 mm dia.
  • drive rod 1 meter long                 
  • vertical scale                         
  • wrench and carrying case  
All contained in a carrying case.
  • Case dimensions:  1200x350x200 mm approx.
  • Weight approx.: 30 kg

Ordering info

Dynamic cone penetrometer complete with: 
- 8 kg dropping weight with 575 mm drop  
- 2 penetration tips 60° cone, 20 mm dia.
- drive rod 1 meter long                 
- vertical scale                         
- wrenche and carrying case              


Upper extension shaft for 16-T0012/B

Lower extension shaft for 16-T0012/B

Extension rod 400 mm for 16-T0012/B

4.6 kg dropping weight for 16-T0012/B

Spare conical point for 16-T0012/B

Spare hammer shaft for 16-T0012/B  

Spare standard lower shaft for 16-T0012/B 


Contact Us

Controls Group USA, Inc.

2521 Technology Drive, Suite 203
Elgin, Il 60124.
Phone: +1 844 291 4305

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