Slab on ground Load Testing
A ground slab in a factory at Suksawat road, Samut prakan has been tested by load testing. In design point of view, slab on ground is normally designed by linear spring distribution support assumption. However, In real situation, slab on ground experiences nonlinear behavior. There are many inconsistent factors such as temperature, water absorption, ground depth, and soil component. Their factors affect to support behavior in each area of slab uncertainly.
The objective of this slab on ground load test project is to represent the load that new production line machines will be installed. in which each machine has its own position and different weight compared to others. Thus, load test shall be done in accordance to machines layout and their own weight. 100 kg concrete blocks were used to be test load.