To obtain data about the stiffness and bearing capacity of a foundation pile, the Rapid Load Test could be an effective and economic alternative for a static load test. In order to judge this, the influence of rate effects in clay and pore water pressures in sand should first be understood. This book presents the latest developments in the research that is carried out to unravel these effects. It contains current contributions by world wide leading academics. Moreover the editors summarize the empirical field data and discuss advanced centrifuge modeling. This indispensable information source on the progress in Rapid Load Testing is intended for researchers and professionals working on the load testing of foundation piles.
Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Belgian national project on screw piles – Overview of the comparative load testing program; 2. Recommendations for Statnamic use and interpretation of piles installed in clay; 3. Load transfer in rapid load pile tests in clays; 4. Practice of rapid load testing in Japan; 5. Influence of rate effect and pore water pressure during Rapid Load Test of piles in sand; 6. Concrete stress determination in Rapid Load Tests; 7. Rapid Model pile load tests in the geotechnical centrifuge (1); 8. Rapid Model pile load tests in the geotechnical centrifuge (2): Pore pressure distribution and effects; 9. Database of field measurements of SLT and RLT for calibration; 10. Draft Standard for execution of a rapid load test