BS EN ISO 22476-4:2012 Geotechnical investigation and testing. Field testing. Ménard pressuremeter test

BS EN ISO 22476-4:2012

Geotechnical investigation and testing. Field testing. Ménard pressuremeter test

Status : Current, Under review   Published : March 2013



BS EN ISO 22476-4:2012 specifies the equipment requirements, execution of and reporting on the Ménard pressuremeter test.

The Ménard pressuremeter test is performed by the radial expansion of a tricell probe placed in the ground. During the injection of the liquid volume in the probe, the inflation of the three cells first brings the outer cover of the probe into contact with the pocket wall and then presses on them resulting in a soil displacement. Pressure applied to and the associated volume expansion of the probe are measured and recorded so as to obtain the stress-strain relationship of the soil as tested.

Contents for BS EN ISO 22476-4:2012 includes:

Normative references

Terms, definitions and symbols
Terms and definitions

General description
Pressuremeter probe
Pressure and volume control unit (CU)
Connecting lines
Injected liquid
Measurement and control
Data logger

Test procedure
Assembling the parts
Calibration and corrections
Pressuremeter pocket and probe placing
Preparation for testing
Establishing the loading programme
Establishing the differential pressure
Back-filling of the pockets
Safety requirements

Test results
Data sheet and field print-out
Corrected pressuremeter curve
Calculated results

Field report
Test report

This British Standard is the UK implementation of EN ISO 22476-4:2012. It partially supersedes BS 5930:1999+A2:2010, which is currently being revised in order to remove conflicting material.

ISO 22476 consists of the following parts, under the general title Geotechnical investigation and testing — Field testing:

  • Part 1: Electrical cone and piezocone penetration test
  • Part 2: Dynamic probing
  • Part 3: Standard penetration test
  • Part 4: Ménard pressuremeter test
  • Part 5: Flexible dilatometer test
  • Part 7: Borehole jack test
  • Part 9: Field vane test
  • Part 10: Weight sounding test [Technical Specification]
  • Part 11: Flat dilatometer test [Technical Specification]
  • Part 12: Mechanical cone penetration test (CPTM)


Standard NumberBS EN ISO 22476-4:2012
TitleGeotechnical investigation and testing. Field testing. Ménard pressuremeter test
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 March 2013
Confirm Date08 March 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ENV 13005:1999, ISO 14689:2017, ISO 22475-1, ISO 14688-1:2017
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 10012, EN 1997-1, EN 1997-2
International RelationshipsEN ISO 22476-4:2012,ISO 22476-4:2012
DescriptorsMechanical testing, Extraction (minerals), Excavations, Industrial, Physical testing, Ecology, Land, Geophysical measurement, Reports, Samples, Log sheets, Sampling methods, Land pollution, Geological analysis, Geology, Classification systems, Selection, Laboratory testing, Quarries, Soil sampling, Density measurement, Soil testing, Site investigations, Soil surveys, Surveys, Safety measures, Construction operations, Aerial photography, Sampling equipment, Planning, Mining, Design, Soil-testing equipment, Field testing, Rocks, Defects, Ground water, Test specimens, Soil drilling, Symbols, Occupational safety, Quality assurance, Hydrology, Personnel, Soils
Title in FrenchReconnaissance et essais géotechniques. Essais en place. Essai au pressiomètre Ménard
Title in GermanGeotechnische Erkundung und Untersuchung. Felduntersuchungen. Pressiometerversuch nach Ménard
ISBN978 0 580 77220 7
File Size2.173 MB

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