Dead Weight Consolidation Load Frame


Load is applied by adding weights to a beam with adjustable ratios of 9:1, 10:1 and 11:1. The dead weight consolidation load frame is designed for mounting on a table top. Constructed of anodized aluminum to ensure minimum frame distortion in use and provide corrosion resistance. Vertical rods, cross arms and the beam support rods are made from stainless steel. The beam is fitted with a counter weight and an adjustable beam position screw.

dead weight consolidation load frame

The loading platform will accept any of the Durham Geo consolidometer cells. Settlement may be measured with a dial indicator as shown, or by using a displacement transducer and digital readout.

Applicable Standards

ASTM D 2435, D 4546

S-449Dead Weight Consolidation Frame