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Settlement test

Because ERKA piles are generally instantly subjected to the working load, the settlement test is sufficient for verifying the outer load-bearing capacity.

In this case the pile is subjected to a timed constant load by a press jack.

Simultaneously, the ground settlement behaviour is time-dependant protocolled.

Conclusions as to the visco-elastic material behaviour can be drawn from the results which can then be taken into account when manufacturing the piles.

Ground behaviour - Settlement

A settlement test is also called for where the ground behaviour is not predeterminable, i.e. the time-dependant settlement behaviour is decisive.

Several settlement tests are carried out depending on the number of piles and the size of the building project.