DFI Journal - The Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute

Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2009

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Evolution of Top of Pile Measurement Techniques in Deep Foundation Static Load Testing (Vol. 3 No. 2) (TECHNICAL NOTE)

Jon Sinnreich; Robert C. Simpson


Ensuring the accuracy of collected data during deep foundation static load tests is of paramount importance. Typically, pile head displacements are measured relative to a purpose-built reference system, which is assumed to be fixed. This study presents a simplified error analysis of this assumption, illustrates the potential magnitude of these errors, and proposes an improved method of pile head displacement monitoring."

Testing, Reference Beam, Error Analysis