Dynamic Load Testing (DLT) is a frequently used worldwide technique to evaluate the bearing capacity of piles. The Profound PDA/DLT-system is used for both DLT and for Pile Driving Analysis (PDA) as a powerful tool to control the pile driving process and reduce risks involved.
The Dynamic Load Test (DLT) is a considerably faster and cost-effective alternative for a Static Load Test (SLT). With the Profound PDA/DLT-system the bearing capacity of several piles can be assessed in a single day. DLT is used for cast-in-place, prefabricated concrete piles and all types of steel piles.
The load is applied by an impact hammer or a suitable drop weight onto the prepared pile head. The generated compression wave travels down the pile and reflects upwards. This reflected wave contains information about the shaft friction, toe resistance and possible pile defects. The measured signals are processed and automatically stored by the PDA/DLT-system. The data can easily be retrieved for further review, graphical presentations or reporting in full accordance with ASTM D4945-12.
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