This test can be performed in the laboratory on prepared samples or on location. It is important to appreciate that this test, being of an empirical nature, is valid only for the application for which it was developed, i.e. the design of highway base thicknesses.

A number of options are available to collect and analyse data with the ELE CBR-Test 50 or the MultiPlex 50 machines

  1. Mechanical, using standard Load Rings and Penetration Dial Gauges.
  2. Electronic, Load Transducers and Displacement Transducers in conjunction with the ELE Electronic Control and Readout Unit supplied with download software.
  3. Electronic, using Electronic measuring devices as above in conjunction with the ELE DataSystem that provides full analysis of CBR Test data.