Plate Bearing Test (Complete Guide WITH PICTURES)

Plate Bearing Test also known as plate load test or static loading test, is an in-situ load bearing test of soil.  The activity of plate bearing test is performed in order to determine the bearing capacity of soil underneath that is likely to take the anticipated load of temporary or a permanent structure. It is … Read more

Pile Driving Analysis Test (PDA Pile Testing)[With PICTURES]

PDA Pile Testing

High Strain Dynamic Pile Testing or PDA Pile Testing is an alternate pile testing technique which takes less time for test preparation and conducting, compared to the conventional static pile load test. This test method is used to obtain the force and velocity through measured strain and acceleration induced in a pile during the impact … Read more

Field Density Test (FDT) 7 Methods and their Comparison


Different types of field density test are being practiced in different parts of the world for evaluation of in-situ soil compaction and knowing the relative degree of compaction. FDT which is acronym of Field Density Test is a Quality Control test carried out at site for knowing the increased density or compaction achieved at site … Read more

Field Density Test Calculation – A step by Step Guide

Knowing the correct method for field density test calculations is very important for Transportation Engineers and Civil Engineers. Whether you are about to found the footing of a building on soil, or is working on a dam project where roller compacted concrete is used or you are working on a highway  project where subgrade is … Read more