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.
|Title of host publication||Load Testing of Bridges|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proof Load Testing and the Future of Load Testing|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||CRC Press / Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|