Dynamic (PDA) Load Testing Solutions

PilePro are capable of assessing the physical performance of piles and offer dynamic (PDA) pile load testing services in compression and tension up to 8,000 kN (800 tonnes) on production and/or test piles. Production piles are tested to prove the serviceability or design load plus overload, and sacrificial piles can be loaded to failure.

The direct monitoring of the pile acceleration and displacement to a hammer mass acting against the pile allows dynamic pile load testing to prove the serviceability, or design load plus overload, of a pile. PilePro can perform these complex calculations and interpret the results using either the Hiley Formula, or through the use of strain and acceleration transducers, record the stress waves travelling through the pile for interpretation (PDA testing). Production piles are tested to prove the serviceability or design load plus overload, and sacrificial piles can be loaded to failure.

We use our excavator mounted accelerated hammer to perform dynamic pile load testing to demonstrate capacities in excess of 3,000 kN (300 tonnes). This is a cost effective solution for testing on most sites from open areas to confined spaces or limited headroom.

As the ram is driven down as well as lifted up it enables the hammer to operate at any angle to demonstrate capacities.

If required, PilePro are also able to provide drop hammers up to 8 tonnes in weight for demonstrating pile capacities up to 8,000 kN.

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19 Faulkner Drive, Latrobe Tasmania 7307
PO Box 3253, Ulverstone MDC Tasmania 7315

P: 03 6441 5274
M: 0418 512 125 - AAron Brimfield
F: 03 6411 6606

info@pilepro.com.au