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Cbr Testing Explained

Cbr Testing Explained

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CBR (California Bearing Ratio) Tests Explained

An easy to use guide to CBR tests

the required CBR value is specified for soils and fill from formation level up through granular fills to the sub-base immediately below a concrete slab or asphalt road .3KN in today’s terms) in the originals tests. They can be performed in the laboratory or on site on undisturbed or re-compacted samples. either on site or in our laboratory. What National Standards does this test cover? It is covered by various National Standards including BS1377.1inch (2. What is the process for this test? Laboratory CBR Test A sample of the material that needs testing is loaded into our mould. Results can be obtained within a day.5mm at 13. 50mm dia) plunger is loaded against the sample and the penetration into the sample is measured at various increments. How do I know what results I need? The actual requirements will be determined by the Design Engineer but typical values might be 3-5% for clay formation or 15-30% for Type 1 sub-base.CBR (California Bearing Ratio) Tests Explained Originally developed by the California Division of Highways in the 1930’s. What will we find out? The results are expressed in relative terms. We can perform these tests on a self-contained basis (although the assistance of an excavator on site is often helpful). and have found clay or sand and want to know if it’s strong enough to bear weight. Testcrete Construction Testing Ltd Page 1 . as a percentage of the determined value of 3000lbf to penetrate 0. a sample can be taken and used in a CBR test. Advantages     The tests are relatively quick and inexpensive. In modern construction. Then a 3sq inch (approx. this test has been developed and adapted to form the basis of most testing for subgrade quality and compaction. Why would I need to do this test? If you have excavated virgin land that you wish to construct on.

This is clearly of little practical use on 6F2 containing half bricks! These true CBR test is thus limited to the fine grained materials such as clays. CBR Test Enquiry Form Testcrete Construction Testing Ltd Page 2 . sands. what do I do? If you need CBR values for coarse granulated materials.co.Limitations   The actual CBR test uses only a small diameter plunger of approx. please follow the link below. these can easily be obtained by calculation from the results of a PLATE BEARING TESTS Or if you’re still not sure. pulverised fuel ash etc or finely crushed stone. 50mm diameter. use the following needs analysis flow chart or please contact us and ask the question If you would like to arrange for a CBR tests or enquire further.uk or call us on 01405 860905. email us at info@testcrete. I need to test a much coarser material.

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