Factory floor load test for heavy warehouse use


A factory floor was first investigated to verify whether the floor slab is on pile or on ground. Then the load test was conducted to justify the load carrying capacity.

Oil barrels were used as load application and placed on the test are by forklifts. Load magnitude per agreement was taken to be equivalent to desired warehouse load that the floor is going to be used for. Floor response with load application was measured in real time by displacement transducers and dynamic data logger. Any sign of plastic deformation or floor damage/failure would lead to the termination of load application. The tested floor was intact through the test as final result.