This chapter deals with the methodology for diagnostic load testing. All aspects of diagnostic load testing that are shared with other load testing methods have been discussed in Part II. In this chapter, the particularities of diagnostic load testing of new and existing bridges are discussed. These elements include loading procedures, monitoring behavior during the test, reviewing test data, calibrating analytical models, and evaluating the test results.
|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||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|