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Pile load Tests

Pile load Tests

Pile load Tests

Hello everyone,
I am researching the procedure for Pile Load Tests. In particular I am interested in Static Load Tests both for Trial Piles and for Working Piles.
Searching EC7 I have found the sections about the tests (7.5), but the contents are a bit ambiguous. The code gives some references (that I think describe the procedure), in particular ASTM journal references, but I do not have access to ASTM journals. On top of that I believe that the US equivalent is ASCE 20-96 which I cannot find either. Any help would be welcome and thanks in advance.

Edit: Does the post fit better in another Activity Section? If so, please advise so I can move it (or try to).

RE: Pile load Tests

Its probably better in the foundation engineering section but it doesnt matter. Most people check this room if they are interested in civil/geotechnical engineering.

What exactly is your question? You dont like the way EC7 discusses the static load test?...

RE: Pile load Tests

Thank you for answering. My end point is to describe the procedure for obtaining the ground resistances both using trial piles and verify using working piles and EC7 does not describe the procedure.
After gathering the data, I know the procedure described in section 7.6 for calculating the characteristic and design resistances, so the step I am missing is the procedure for obtaining the data.

RE: Pile load Tests

Is this uni work? A quick google gave the below....

BS EN ISO 22477-10:2016
Geotechnical investigation and testing. Testing of geotechnical structures. Testing of piles: rapid load testing

RE: Pile load Tests

gregmits, you can also see at the "Design and Construction of Driven Pile Foundations Manual" from the US FHWA. I think that you can download it from the FHWA website.

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