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M/s. Geo Engineering Company Pvt. Ltd.

, Bangalore



REPORT
ON
THE ROUTINE PILE LOAD TEST FOR THE PROPOSED
CONSTRUCTION EXTERNAL COAL HANDLING PLANT AT NEW
MANGALORE PORT, MANGALORE







CLIENT: M/s. Lanco Infratech Ltd.
No. 229, Udyog Vihar Phase I,
Gurgaon










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REPORT NO: 260609 – 03
QMP 8.2.4 R/A

M/s. Geo Engineering Company Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore



REPORT ON THE ROUTINE PILE LOAD TEST FOR THE PROPOSED
CONSTRUCTION EXTERNAL COAL HANDLING PLANT AT NEW
MANGALORE PORT, MANGALORE
INTRODUCTION
M/s. Lanco Infratech Ltd., Gurgaon has entrusted us to carry out the routine pile load test
(on pile no. 172, friction pile) for the proposed construction of external coal handling
plant (Conveyor 11 - railway yard) at New Mangalore Port, Mangalore. The primary
objective of this test was to obtain the ultimate load carrying capacity of pile. This report
consists of the details about field tests performed and the results of the tests.

SCOPE OF WORK
The Scope of work includes to carry out the Routine pile load test as per IS: 2911 (Part 4)
– 1985 on the test pile over the proposed plant area.

FIELD INVESTIGATION
Preparation of pile head: The pile head should be chipped off to natural horizontal
plane till sound concrete is met. The projecting reinforcement are cut off or bent suitably
and the top finished smooth and level with Plaster of Paris. A bearing plate is placed on
the head of the pile for the jack to rest.
Application of Load: The test is carried out by applying a series of vertical downward
incremental load each increment being of about 20 percent of estimated ultimate load on
the pile.
Reaction: Kent ledge placed on a platform supported clear of the test pile, with adequate
weight. The center of gravity of Kent ledge should be on the axis of the pile and the load
applied by the jack should also be coaxial with this pile.
Settlement: Settlement shall be recorded with minimum 2 dial gauges (digital
transducers) for single pile of 0.01mm sensitivity; each positioned at equal distance
around the piles and held by datum bars resting on immovable supports at a distance of
3D from the edge of the pile, where D is the pile stem diameter of circular piles.
Initial test shall be carried out for a test load of at least two times the working load; the
maximum settlement of test loading in position being not exceeding 12mm.




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TEST RESULTS
The test results are tabulated in Tables 1 to 2 and load v/s settlement curve represented
with figure 1.

CONCLUSIONS
The following observations are made based on the test results.
Settlement : 10.46mm at the loading of 180T
Rebound : 3.27mm
Net settlement : 7.19mm

RECOMMEDATIONS:
As the net settlement is within the permissible settlement as per IS 2911 (Part 4) – 1985,
clause 6.1.5.1, the pile may be loaded for the design load.
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TABLE NO. 1
Project: UPCL, Mangalore Port. Date of testing: 26.06.2009
Diameter of the pile: 600mm Jack ram area: 1256.64 cm
2
L.C. of Dial gauge: 0.01mm- 40mm Pile No. 172 (Friction Pile)
Location: Conveyer 11 - Railway yard
Time
Dial gauge
reading
Sl.
No.
Starting Finishing
Pressure
gauge
reading
in kg/
cm
2

Load
on the
pile in
tons
DG1 DG2
Average
dial
gauge
reading
in mm
Total
settlement
in mm
- -- -- -- 12.68 11.71 12.20 --
1 1:05 1:35 19.02 24 13.09 12.22 12.66 0.46
2 1:35 2:05 38.02 48 14.18 13.21 13.70 1.5
3 2:05 2:35 57.30 72 14.76 13.72 14.24 2.04
4 2:35 3:05 76.40 96 15.55 14.37 14.96 2.76
5 3:05 4:05 95.50 120 16.74 15.45 16.10 3.90
6 4:05 5.05 114.60 144 18.45 17.12 17.79 5.59
7 4:05 4:35 133.70 168 21.68 20.27 21.00 8.80
8 4:35 5:05 143.0 180 23.28 22.04 22.66 10.46





























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TABLE NO. 2
ROUTINE PILE LOAD TEST RESULTS
Project: UPCL, Mangalore Port. Date of testing: 26.06.2009
Diameter of the pile: 600mm Jack ram area: 1256.64 cm
2
L.C. of Dial gauge: 0.01mm- 40mm Pile No. 172 (Friction Pile)
Location: Conveyer 11 - Railway yard
Time Pressure
Gauge
reading in
kg/cm
2

Starting Finishing
Time
interval in
min
Dial Gauge
Reading
DG1
Dial Gauge
Reading
DG2
12.68 11.71
19.02 1:05p.m 1:06 p.m. 1 13.05 12.22
1:07 p.m. 2 13.06 12.22
1:09 p.m. 4 13.08 12.22
1:13 p.m. 8 13.09 12.22
1:20 p.m. 15 13.09 12.22
1:35 p.m. 30 13.09 12.22

38.02 1:35p.m 1:36 p.m. 1 14.08 13.18
1:37 p.m. 2 14.10 13.18
1:39 p.m. 4 14.13 13.18
1:43 p.m. 8 14.13 13.19
1:50 p.m. 15 14.15 13.20
2:05 p.m. 30 14.18 13.21

57.30 2:05p.m 2:06 p.m. 1 14.66 13.64
2:07 p.m. 2 14.68 13.65
2:09 p.m. 4 14.70 13.67
2:13 p.m. 8 14.74 13.68
2:20 p.m. 15 14.76 13.70
2:35 p.m. 30 14.76 13.72

76.40 2:35p.m 2:36 p.m. 1 15.45 14.30
2:37 p.m. 2 15.48 14.32
2:39 p.m. 4 15.50 14.34
2:43 p.m. 8 15.54 14.37
2:50 p.m. 15 15.55 14.37
3:05 p.m. 30 15.55 14.37

95.50 3:05p.m 3:06 p.m. 1 16.55 15.27
3:07 p.m. 2 16.61 15.33
3:09 p.m. 4 16.62 15.33
3:13 p.m. 8 16.63 15.35
3:20 p.m. 15 16.65 15.39
3:35 p.m. 30 16.70 15.43
4:05 p.m. 1 hr 16.74 15.45



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TABLE NO. 2(Contd…)
ROUTINE PILE LOAD TEST RESULTS
Project: UPCL, Mangalore Port. Date of testing: 26.06.2009
Diameter of the pile: 600mm Jack ram area: 1256.64 cm
2
L.C. of Dial gauge: 0.01mm- 40mm Pile No. 172 (Friction Pile)
Location: Conveyer 11 - Railway yard
Time Pressure
Gauge
reading in
kg/cm
2

Starting Finishing
Time
interval in
min
Dial Gauge
Reading
DG1
Dial Gauge
Reading
DG2
16.74 15.45
114.60 4:05p.m 4:06 p.m. 1 17.96 16.64
4:07 p.m. 2 17.98 16.66
4:09 p.m. 4 18.06 16.72
4:13 p.m. 8 18.13 16.80
4:20 p.m. 15 18.29 16.95
4:35 p.m. 30 18.45 17.12
5:05 p.m. 1 hr 18.54 17.23
6:05 p.m. 2 hr 18.68 17.32
133.70 6:05p.m 6:06 p.m. 1 20.68 19.31
6:07 p.m. 2 20.80 19.42
6:09 p.m. 4 20.86 19.48
6:13 p.m. 8 20.96 19.58
6:20 p.m. 15 21.28 19.87
6:35 p.m. 30 21.46 20.04
7:05 p.m. 1hr 21.64 20.23
8:05 p.m. 2 hr 21.68 20.27
143.0 8:05p.m 8:06 p.m. 1 21.83 20.63
8:07 p.m. 2 21.88 20.68
8:09 p.m. 4 21.93 20.71
8:13 p.m. 8 21.98 20.77
8.20 p.m. 15 22.07 20.88
8:35 p.m. 30 22.17 20.98
9:05 p.m. 1hr 22.29 21.09
10:05 p.m. 2hr 22.60 21.39
11:05 p.m. 3hr 22.85 21.60
12:05 p.m. 4hr 23.06 21.67
1:05 a.m. 5hr 23.08 21.74
2:05 a.m. 6hr 23.13 21.78
3:05 a.m. 7hr 23.20 21.80
4:05 a.m. 8hr 23.28 21.83
5:05 a.m. 9hr 23.28 21.85
6:05 a.m. 10hr 23.28 21.86
7:05 a.m. 11hr 23.28 21.86
8:05 a.m. 12hr 23.28 21.98
9:05 a.m. 13hr 23.28 22.04



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Project: UPCL, Mangalore Port. Date of testing: 26.06.2009
Diameter of the pile: 600mm Jack ram area: 1256.64 cm
2
L.C. of Dial gauge: 0.01mm- 40mm Pile No. 172 (Friction Pile)
Location: Conveyer 11 - Railway yard
Load Settlement Curve
-12
-10
-8
-6
-4
-2
0
0.00 20.00 40.00 60.00 80.00 100.00 120.00 140.00 160.00 180.00 200.00
Load in tonnes
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Fig No. 1 Load V/s Settlement curve


Total Settlement: 10.46mm at the loading of 180T
Rebound : 3.27mm
Net settlement : 7.19mm