Geotechnical investigation and testing - Field testing - Part 10: Weight sounding test
|Publication Date:||1 October 2017|
|ICS Code (Earthworks. Excavations. Foundation construction. Underground works):||93.020|
This document specifies the equipment, execution and reporting requirements of the weight sounding test.
NOTE This document fulfils the requirements for the weight sounding test as part of the geotechnical investigation and testing according to EN 1997-1 and EN 1997-2.
This document specifies the procedure for conducting a test with the weight sounding device in natural soils, made ground, and fill either on land or on water. This document is applicable to the determination of the resistance of soil to the static load or the static load and the specified turning of the sounding point.
This document gives guidelines for the use of the weight sounding test to give a continuous soil profile and an indication of the layer sequence. The use includes the estimation of the density of cohesionless soils and the depth to very dense ground layers indicating the length of end-bearing piles.