DIN 18134 2012-04 NEW

The DIN 18134 2012-04 has been prepared by Working Committee NA 005-05-03 AA “Soil, laboratory tests (SpA to CENITC 341iWG 6)” in the Construction Standards Committee (NABau) of DIN, the German Institute for Standardization. Attention is drawn to the possibility that some parts of this document may be the subject of patent rights. The DIN [and / or the DKE] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

With respect to DIN 18134: 2001-09 the following changes have been made:
a) in the settlement measuring device – the distance from the center of the load plate to the axis of the support has been changed to be at least 1.50 m, and alternative measuring devices are now allowed;
b) the description of the experimental procedure has been changed;
c) in the equation (3) the name σ0max was added;
d) the examples have been revised;
e) the standard has been editorially revised.

Back issues
DIN 18134: 1976-07, 1990-06, 1993-01, 2001-09

Scope of application
This standard applies in earthworks, foundations and in road construction.
The purpose of the plate bearing test is to determine load-settlement curves and is used to evaluate the ductility and bearing capacity of the soil. From the load-settlement curves the deformation modulus Ev and the subgrade reaction ks are determined.