DFI Journal - The Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute Contribute to our special issue on Full Scale Load Testing

DFI Journal - The Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute

Full scale testing is an essential part of successfully designing and constructing deep foundations. The design process necessarily begins by conceptualizing how a deep foundation will resist the loads by the superstructure. And while presumptive parameters are helpful, the costs and risks associated with many projects justify full scale testing to confirm that the geotechnical profile combined with the installation process result in an adequate safety factor. 

One lesson that has been learned during the last 50+ years is that many things can go wrong during even a well-planned and/or well-executed load test. Case histories or “lessons learned” can be extremely valuable to avoiding what would otherwise be unforeseen or overlooked aspects that jeopardize the usefulness of the load test results.  

What can I contribute?

Given its importance, this special issue is devoted to all aspects of full scale testing including:

  • Planning
  • Installation
  • Setup
  • Instrumentation
  • Execution/performance
  • Interpretation

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You can submit your manuscript by clicking here

Submission instructions

The deadline for submissions to this special issue is October 1st 2018.

Visit our instructions for authors page for more information on preparing your manuscript. 

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