The design of foundations is a prerequisite of economic design and construction. In order to guard against shear failure and unacceptable ground movements due to loading it is often necessary to determine the ground bearing capacity.

Plate Bearing Apparatus Complete. 500kN Capacity

Applications include the determination of bearing capacity of the soil in situ, designing for static loads on spread footings, and repetitive and non-repetitive plate loading tests of soils and flexible pavements.

Manufactured from machined steel plate with a finished thickness exceeding 25 mm. The plate has concentric markings on one face. All plates are supplied with two lifting eyes except for the 150 mm dia plate.

Note: to successfully perform the test, a reaction load is required.

Important: The equipment is used in conjunction with a reaction beam. This is not supplied with the equipment.

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