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Lateral Static Load Testing

This test method covers procedures for testing vertical and batter piles either individually or in groups to determine the load-deflection relationship when subjected to lateral loading. It is applicable to all deep foundation units regardless of their size or method The actual lateral load capacity of the pile-soil system can best be determined by lateral testing. Such testing measures the response of the pile-soil system to lateral loads and may provide data for research and development, engineering design, quality control, and acceptance or rejection under specifications. Under the iterative elastic method of analysis that considers the nonlinear response of the soil, lateral testing combined with proper instrumentation can be used to determine soil properties necessary for the structural design of the pile to resist the lateral load to be applied , the test method standardized by ASTM D3966


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