Bearing Capacity, Soils
Soil Index Properties, Classification
Plate Bearing Apparatus, In-situ Testing
Applications include the determination of bearing capacity of the soil in situ, designing for static loads on spread footings, and repetitive and non-repetitive plate loading tests of soils and flexible pavements.
Manufactured from machined steel plate with a finished thickness exceeding 25 mm. The plate has concentric markings on one face. All plates are supplied with two lifting eyes except for the 150 mm dia plate.
Note: to successfully perform the test, a reaction load is required.
Important: The equipment is used in conjunction with a reaction beam. This is not supplied with the equipment.
|Description||Plate Bearing Apparatus|
|Pressure System Weight kg||12.5|
|Loading jack||500 kN capacity with integral ball seating|
|Pump||Hand operated, single speed with
integral oil reservoir
|Hose||3 m long. Maximum pressure 70 MPa with quick release couplings|
|Gauge||100 mm dia with quick release
couplings and graphs to convert readings to kN, kgf and lbf
|Weights||Loading jack 24 kg.
Pressure system 12.5 kg