test pile

test pile

[′test ‚pīl]
(civil engineering)
A pile equipped with a platform on which a load of sand or pig iron is placed in order to determine the load a pile can support (usually twice the working load) without settling.

test pile

A pile, 1 used to determine the load that it can support without settling; this determination usually is made by placing heavy weights on a platform mounted on the top of the pile.
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Construction of check boring, test pile, main pile and eye guarders under the package 3rd and 4th has been completed, while construction of 701 pile caps out of 766, 348 pier heads out of 393, 3,949 precast segments casting out of 5,149 were finished.
In this context, geo-technical investigation has been completed while test pile in progress, after finalization of test pile work on the main pile would take up.
Tenders are invited for conducting vertical load test on test pile for qazibagh bridge budgam.
Six bored piles were constructed in the center of each test pile, and the SPT method was performed on six boreholes.
The settlement of the test pile was measured by displacement sensors attached to an independent frame, and the data was read and recorded by a computer.
[26] compared the axial and lateral load behavior of two different types of composite test piles and a conventional prestressed concrete test pile at a bridge construction site in Hampton, Virginia.
South Africa had held the No 1 position since August 2012, while Australia were last on top of the Test pile in August 2009.
Test pile is a precast concrete pile whose diameter d is 800 mm and length l is 34 m.
In the field, test pile model with a diameter of 5.7 cm and a length of 1 m was inserted to the soil.
He identified Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Phil Hughes and Peter Siddle as the men to lift Australia back to the top of the Test pile in the coming seasons.
Far more important than the runs Hussain scored was his resilience in leading England from bottom of the Test pile after losing 2-1 to the Kiwis in 1999 and the way he conducted himself in the face of incredible pressure over whether England should go to Zimbabwe for a 2003 World Cup match.
Next, the appellate court upheld a trial court finding of equal responsibility for damages for buckling of the test pile at the pier in light of the fact that soil subsidence was a large part of the problem and the lack of lateral support was a contributing factor.