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Plate Load Testing – Geotechnical

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  • David Duff

    David Duff

    David has over 25 years of experience working in geotechnical consultancies in Australia. …Read More »

Plate Load Testing

While site investigations for most projects consider ground conditions at depth, the strength and variability of the near-surface ground is critical for the cost-effective design of flexible and rigid pavements. Approximate equivalent CBR values can be derived from the modulus of subgrade reaction by use of mathematical relationship. The test involves loading a steel bearing plate onto the subgrade surface to be measured by applying pressure with a hydraulic jack. The resulting surface deflection is read from dial micrometres near the plate edge and the modulus of subgrade reaction is determined.

Meet the Team

  • David Duff

    David Duff

    David has over 25 years of experience working in geotechnical consultancies in Australia. …Read More »