ASTM D3689

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ASTM D3689 – Standard Test Methods for Deep Foundations Under Static Axial Tensile Load


The test methods described in this standard measure the axial deflection of a vertical or inclined deep foundation when loaded in static axial tension.

These methods apply to all deep foundations, referred to herein as “piles”, that function in a manner similar to driven piles or cast in place piles, regardless of their method of installation, and may be used for testing single piles or pile groups.

The test results may not represent the long-term performance of a deep foundation.


axial static tensile pile capacity; field testing; jack; load cell; loading procedure; reference beam

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Applied Testing & Geosciences, LLC is accredited for performing tests using the ASTM D3689 standard.

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