Methodology for Proof Load Testing

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This chapter deals with the methodology for proof load testing. All aspects of proof load testing that are shared with other load testing methods have been discussed in Part II of Volume 12. In this chapter, the particularities of proof load testing are discussed. These elements include the determination of the target proof load, the procedures followed during a proof load test (loading method, instrumentation, and stop criteria), and the post-processing of proof load test data, including the assessment of a bridge after a proof load test.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLoad Testing of Bridges
Subtitle of host publicationProof Load Testing and the Future of Load Testing
EditorsEva Lantsoght
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780429265969
ISBN (Print)9780367210830
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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