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.
|Title of host publication||Load Testing of Bridges|
|Subtitle of host publication||Current Practice and Diagnostic Load Testing|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||CRC Press / Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|