ASTM D 6635-01 (2001, 2007, 2015). “Standard Test Method for Performing the Flat Plate Dilatometer”. Book of Standards, 15 pp ().

Eurocode 7 (1997). “Standard Test Method”, European Committee for Standardization, Geotechnical design – Part 3: Design assisted by field testing, Section 9: Flat dilatometer test (DMT).

CEN ISO TS 22476-11 (2015). “Geotechnical Investigation and Testing – Field Testing – Flat Dilatometer Test”, Part 11 (Standard in preparation).

TC16 DMT Report (2001). “The Flat Dilatometer Test (DMT) in Soil Investigations”. A Report by the ISSMGE Committee TC16. 41 pp. Reprinted in Proc. DMT 2006, Washington D.C.



Marchetti S. (2015). “Some 2015 Updates to the TC16 DMT Report 2001”. Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. on the Flat Dilatometer DMT’15. Rome, Italy.

Marchetti S. and Monaco P. (2001). “Short Course on Flat Dilatometer at the Bali 2001 Insitu Conference”. It can serve as an Operator Manual, for readers interested in details of the hardware, maintenance etc.



Quality Controls List“. Internal Note.

Consiglio Superiore dei Lavori Pubblici, Italy (2009). “Istruzioni per l’applicazione delle Norme Tecniche per le Costruzioni NTC08 – CIRCOLARE 02/02/2009”, Sez. C6.2.2.

Protezione Civile (2008) “Indirizzi e criteri per la microzonazione sismica” Università di L’Aquila, Dipartimento DISAT, Prova DMT pp. 391-397.

Chinese Standards DMT. TB10018 (2003). “In situ Measurement of railway engineering geology”, Ministry of Railway; GB50021 (2003). “Code for investigation of geotechnical engineering”, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development; DGJ08-37 (2012). “Code for investigation of geotechnical engineering”, China.

Swedish Geotechnical Society (1994). “Recommended Standard for Dilatometer Tests”. Report 1:95E, Sweden.



ASTM D 7400-08 (2008). “Standard Test Methods for Downhole Seismic Testing”. Book of Standards, 11 pp. (

Butcher A.P., Campanella R.G., Kaynia A.M., Massarsch K.R. (2005). “Seismic cone downhole procedure to measure shear wave velocity”. Guideline prepared by ISSMGE TC10: Geophysical Testing in Geotech. Eng.” TC10 Member Meeting at XVIth Intnl. Conf. on Soil Mech. and Geotech. Eng., Osaka 2005, 5 pp (never published in the Proc. of the Osaka Conf.).

Protezione Civile (2008) “Indirizzi e criteri per la microzonazione sismica” Università di L’Aquila, Dipartimento DISAT, Prova SDMT pp. 397-405.


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