ASTM D1196 / D1196M - 12

    Standard Test Method for Nonrepetitive Static Plate Load Tests of Soils and Flexible Pavement Components, for Use in Evaluation and Design of Airport and Highway Pavements

    Active Standard ASTM D1196 / D1196M | Developed by Subcommittee: E17.41

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    Field, in-place nonrepetitive static load tests are used for the evaluation and design of pavement structures. Nonrepetitive static plate load tests are performed on soils and unbound base and subbase materials to determine the modulus of subgrade reaction or a measure of the shear strength of pavement components.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the making of nonrepetitive static plate load tests on subgrade soils and pavement components, in either the compacted condition or the natural state, and provides data for use in the evaluation and design of rigid and flexible-type airport and highway pavements.

    1.2 UnitsThe values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials); 93.120 (Construction of airports)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30120000(Roads and landscape)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D1196_D1196M-12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D1196 / D1196M-12, Standard Test Method for Nonrepetitive Static Plate Load Tests of Soils and Flexible Pavement Components, for Use in Evaluation and Design of Airport and Highway Pavements , ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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