SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1970

Suggested Method of Test for Load-Deflection Relationship for Individual Piles Using a Constant Rate of Penetration


This method covers a description of the apparatus required and a procedure for testing individual foundation piles at a constant rate of penetration to determine their ultimate load capacity. The method is divided into the following five sections: pretest information, loading devices and measurement, deflection measurements, test procedure, and report format.

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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 580–584
DOI: 10.1520/STP38555S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5570-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0051-0