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USDC based rapid penetrator of packed soil

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dc.contributor.author Bao, Xiaoqi
dc.contributor.author Bar-Cohen, Yoseph
dc.contributor.author Chang, Zensheu
dc.contributor.author Sherrit, Stewart
dc.contributor.author Badescu, Mircea
dc.date.accessioned 2006-03-16T22:54:48Z
dc.date.available 2006-03-16T22:54:48Z
dc.date.issued 2006-02-27
dc.identifier.citation Smart Structures and Materials Symposium, San Diego, California, February 27, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-0274
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38888
dc.description.abstract Environment protection requires more testing and analysis tools. To detect buried chemical containers or other objects embedded in soil and avoid possible damages of them, a penetrator of packed soil operated using low pushing force was developed. The design was based on a novel driving mechanism of the ultrasonic/sonic driller/corer (USDC) device developed in the NDEAA lab at JPL [Bar-Cohen et al 2001, Bao et al 2003]. In the penetrator, a small free-flying mass is energized by a piezoelectric transducer and impacts a rod probe on its shoulder at frequencies of hundreds times per second. The impacts help the probe to penetrate the packed soil rapidly. A great reduction of the needed pushing force for penetration was achieved. The details of the design of the prototype penetrator and the results of performance tests are presented. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 259956 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006 en
dc.subject ultrasonic/sonic en
dc.subject soil penetration en
dc.subject chemical detect en
dc.subject embedded container en
dc.subject sampling en
dc.subject drilling en
dc.subject ultrasonic/sonic driller/corer (USDC) en
dc.title USDC based rapid penetrator of packed soil en
dc.type Preprint en


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