This is for estimating the bearing capacity of shallow foundations in situ and for the design of flexible pavement. In the test procedure a steel plate is subjected to gradually increasing load and settlements of the plates recorded. The out fit consists of50 tonne hydraulic jack with separate pumping unit fixed to it a 0 - 500KN x 0.5KN. 1No. Pressure gauge and flexible metal pipe5 mtr. long 1No. Special ball and socket arrangement between the jack and the bearing plate 1 No. Extension rod 12mm dia x 25 cm long for taking dial gauge readings 16 Nos. Magnetic base with female thread on top for holding extension rod 4 Nos. Top end plate, 50mm, dia with male thread for fitting onto the extension rod sand positioning the dial gauge plunger 4 Nos. Column 15cm dia x 25cm long with flanges complete with four bolts and nuts 2 Nos.
Column 15cm dia x 50cm long with flanges complete with four bolts and nuts 1 No. Bridge support of welded steel angle construction, 5 mtr. Span and stands approximately 30 cm. High. Fitted withtwo quick release clamps a for positioning and holding the dial bracket 2 Nos.