Texas A+M Pressuremeter Testing

March 2020 – Mohammadreza Keshavarz, Ph.D., E.I.T., GES, attended a 2-day Roctest Ltd master class for one of the most popular in-situ testing methods – Pressuremeter Testing (PMT). Texas A&M University’s distinguished Professor Jean-Louis BRIAUD and Louis Marcel, Roctest, presented the technical background, operating ability, design, and analysis capabilities, of the PMT tool. PMT is a technique in which a probe, in soil or rock profile, is inflated against a drilled borehole wall. Geotechnical Engineering recommendations based on the PMT technique can be implemented resulting in money and time savings for the client.