This test method is used to estimate the bearing capacity of a soil under field loading conditions for a specific loading plate and depth of embedment (ASTM D1194). It is also used for load tests of soil and flexible pavement components for use in evaluation and design of airport and highway pavements.
Plate Loading Test Set consists of a 200kN capacity piston assembly and hydraulic hand pump, pressure transducer, M5i battery operated digital readout unit, 2.4 m long datum bar, 3 pcs. 25mmtravel x 0.01mm digital or dial gauges with dial supports, 300 mm and 450 mm dia. loading plates.