Ruddlesden geotechnical


Plate Bearing Testing

Plate bearing testing allows the vertical deformation properties of the ground to be assessed.

It has a variety of applications, but can be used in foundation and ground floor slabdesign, crane pad and piling mat design, and for CBR values.

Case Study

Plate Bearing Testing for Wind Turbine, Devon

Ruddlesden geotechnical have recently undertaken plate bearing testing at a number of farms in Cornwall to validate geotechnical parameters, provided as part of a previous geotechnical investigation, used in the design of the wind turbine.

Ruddlesden geotechnical liaise with the client and construction team to undertake the testing as soon as excavation is complete, to ensure the ground to be tested is relatively undisturbed, representative and as not to delay the construction phase.

Careful planning can allow other aspects of wind turbine construction, including crane pads and track ways, to be validated, to save time and ultimately construction costs.

  • AGS
  • Constructionline
  • CSCS
  • SMAS
  • ECFC trust