Installation of Test Pile
Static load tests are used to verify the capacity of bored piles. Maximum test load is 2 time to 3 times of design load. The testing was conform to modified ASTM D 1143/D 1143 M/07 Item 8.1.3 Procedure B. The test load was applied by hydraulic jack acting against steel reaction frame supported by nearby piles (Anchor piles). In addition the test pile was fully instrument by Vibration Wire Strain Gauge (VWSG’s) and Rod. Extensometers to evaluate load transfer along pile shaft and pile toe resistance.
The static load test is the benchmark test for assessing pile performance. Well instrumented test piles provide feedback about the distribution of load along the length of pile.