SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1970

Suggested Method for Screw-Plate Load Test


The screw-plate load test permits a convenient method for measuring the in situ vertical compressibility, bearing capacity, and dynamic stability of loose to medium dense cohesionless soils. It also provides a practical means for avoiding some of the significant technical difficulties associated with the use of rigid plate bearing load tests for these purposes.

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Schmertmann, JH
University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 81–85
DOI: 10.1520/STP38477S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5570-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0051-0