Dynamic load plate tests: calibration procedure for test equipments in Germany

In Germany the dynamic load plate test with the Light Falling Weight Deflectometer (LFWD) is, beside the static plate load test, standard for testing the bearing capacity of the subgrade. For testing the bearing capacity of subbase layers the Medium Falling Weight Deflectometer (MFWD) has been developed. For this several modifications of the LFWD have been systematically evaluated. The result of this research is an equipment with a bigger mass and a modified spring assembly. These small modifications allow to keep the main principle of the test procedure and the calibration procedure. For the calibration of the LFWD as well as the MFWD an updated calibration procedure has been developed. To verify this calibration procedure and to evaluate if the calibration centers can handle the calibration. procedure a round robin test has been started in 2012. The purpose of use related test device selection and its calibration procedure will guarantee high quality construction control and a wide acceptance.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: pp 229-238
  • Monograph Title: Bearing capacity of roads, railways and airfields: proceedings of the ninth International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields: Trondheim, Norway 25-27 June 2013. Vol 1-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01596520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 9788232102853
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Apr 21 2016 12:23PM