Pile Lateral Load Testing

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Pile Lateral Load Testing

Lateral tests are used to either pull the piles toward each other or apart from one another. It is especially useful in cyclone or earthquake prevalent areas.

Lateral tests are used to either pull the piles toward each other or apart from one another.  It is especially useful in cyclone or earthquake prevalent areas.

Pile lateral load testing 1

Laterally loaded screw piles with new trailer in background.

Pile lateral load testing 2

Laterally loaded screw piles using hollow cylinder and load cell arrangement with 4 displacement sensors

Pile lateral load testing 3

Laterally loaded CFA piles with strain gauges embedded down the length of the pile. The load cell, displacement sensors and strain gauges are all recorded to computer during the test.

Pile lateral load testing 4

A lateral test being performed on precast piles, also with electronic data acquisition.

Pile lateral load testing 5

These screw piles are being pulled together laterally. The method uses a hollow hydraulic cylinder and load cell.