By Paul Holscher,Henk Brassinga,Michael Brown,Peter Middendorp,Maarten Profittlich,Frits A. van Tol

A speedy Load attempt (RLT), built to figure out the preliminary stiffness and bearing means, is a cost-effective and sensible replacement to a Static Load try (SLT). The extensive software of RLT, in spite of the fact that, was once hampered by way of uncertainty concerning the interpretation of the try out effects. This e-book deals transparent tips at the to be had research thoughts and their reliability.

The instructions have been concerning a global standard that is drawn up through CEN and will be utilized in ways:

• Straightforward interpretation of attempt effects, chapters 1-3

• Interpretation with extra historical past information regarding the probabilities and obstacles, chapters 4-8

The guidance have been drawn up through the Dutch CUR-committee on quick load checking out on piles.

Chapters 1 and a couple of take care of the sensible execution of the try and the presentation of the implications. bankruptcy three provides a normal review of present interpretation equipment and refers to step by step descriptions of the 2 urged interpretation methods.

The features which are vital for the translation are mentioned in bankruptcy four, additionally exhibiting that the inertia of the pile can be taken under consideration. In clay soil the speed impact (the dependency of energy and stiffness on loading cost) can also be of significance, while in sand and silt the iteration of pore water pressures in the course of an RLT performs a task. the rate of the RLT is such that the response of sand and silt should be regarded as in part tired. those instructions point out how those results will be compensated to acquire the static resistance within the outcome.

Chapter five provides interpretation tools (a strategy for piles in sand, gravel, silt and mounds on rock and a style for piles in clay). For sensible use, the tools are defined in a step by step scheme in an appendix.

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Additional resources for Rapid Load Testing on Piles: Interpretation Guidelines (Cur Publication)

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