• Marchetti and Crapps (1981). “Flat Dilatometer Manual”, Gainesville, Fl.
  • Marchetti S. and Monaco P. (2001). “Short course on Flat Dilatometer at the Bali Insitu 2001 Conference”. It can serve as an Operator Manual, for readers interested in details of the hardware, maintenance etc.
  • U.S. Dept. of Transportation (1992). “The Flat Dilatometer Test” , Civ. Eng. Dept. Texas A & M Univ. for the Fed. Highway Administration Washington D.C., Publ. FHWA-SA-91-044 , by Briaud J.L. & Miran J., 102 pp.
  • Schmertmann J.H. & Crapps D. (1984). “Guidelines for using the CPT, CPTU and Marchetti DMT for Geotechnical Design”, Report No. FHWA-PA-87-024+84-24, Vol. III of IV – DMT Test Methods and Data Reduction



  • Marchetti S. (2015). “Flat Dilatometer (DMT). Applications and Recent Developments” 50th Indian Geot. Conf. IGC-2015. Pune. 10pp.
    For readers wishing a short updated summary on DMT & SDMT.
  • Marchetti, S. (1997). “The Flat Dilatometer: Design Applications“. Proc. 3rd Geotech. Eng. Confer., Cairo Univ., 421-448.
  • Marchetti S. (1999). “The Flat Dilatometer and its applications to Geotechnical Design”, Intnl. Seminar, Japanese Geotech. Society, Tokyo, 80 pp.
  • Lutenegger, A.J. (1988). “Current Status of the Marchetti Dilatometer Test”. Invited Lecture. ISOPT-1, Orlando, FL, Vol. 1., pp. 137-155.
  • Lunne, T., Lacasse, S.& Rad,S. (1989). “SPT, CPT, Pressuremeter Testing and Recent Developments on In Situ Testing of Soils”, Proc. XII ICSMFE Rio de Janeiro, Session 2. Vol.4, pp. 2339-2403.
  • Cestari, F. (1990). Book : Prove geotecniche in sito. (In Italian). Ed. Geo-Graph.
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