General Considerations for the Execution of Load Tests

Eva Lantsoght, J.W. Schmidt

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the aspects related to the execution of load tests regardless of the chosen type of load test. The main elements required for the execution of the load test are the equipment for applying the load and the equipment for measuring and displaying (if required) the structural responses. This chapter reviews the commonly used equipment for applying the loading and discusses all aspects related to the measurements. The next topic is the practical aspects related to the execution. This topic deals with communication on site during the load test and important safety aspects during a load test.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLoad Testing of Bridges
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Practice and Diagnostic Load Testing
EditorsEva Lantsoght
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group
Chapter6
Number of pages12
Volume12
ISBN (Electronic)9780429265426
ISBN (Print)9780367210823
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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