Soil - Testing procedures and testing equipment - Plate load test
|Publication Date:||1 April 2012|
|ICS Code (Earthworks. Excavations. Foundation construction. Underground works):||93.020|
This standard is intended for use in earthworks and foundation engineering, as well as in road construction.
The plate load test permits the relationship between load and settlement (load-settlement curve) to be determined, the aim being to assess the deformation and strength characteristics of soil, using the loadsettlement curves to determine the strain modulus EV and the modulus of subgrade reaction ks.