Pile Tension Load Testing

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Pile Tension Load Testing

A tension test enables measurement of displacement as the pile is being pulled out of the ground.

Pile tension load testing enables measurement of displacement as a pile is pulled out of the ground.

These piles are being loaded in tension using various loading configurations.  Some of the piles have extensiometers and strain gauges installed down the length of the pile.

All sensors are logged electronically to a computer and provide graphical information during the test.

Pile tension load testing

Left: Tension load test on a screw pile. Center: Tension load test on a CFA pile. Right: A near shore tension test on a driven pile using a 500T load cell and hydraulic cylinder on a jack up barge.

Pile tension load testing

Tension test on a barrette. The barrette train gauged along its length

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Tension test on a drilled and grouted pile

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Tension test on a small screwpile