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Unformatted text preview: Testing in Green Cove Springs, FL does most US testing, Berminghammer Foundation Equipment in Ontario is main contractor o maximum load "'30 MN (3300 tons), smallest rated at 0.6 MN (67 tons) o world record axial test on US90 Bridge, Daytona Beach, FL, 1999, 34 MN (3,800 tons) Factor of Safety o vary with site conditions o vary method of analysis o vary with type of loading: "usual" loading: normal dead, live, wind load "unusual" loading: infrequent floods, special maintenance, hurricane, barge impact, construction "extreme" loading: accidental, natural disaster Minimum Factor of Safety-compression (ASCElUSACOE, 1993) Method of Capacity Loading Condition Determination Usual Unusual Extreme Theoretical Analysis 2.0 1.5 1.15 + static load test Theoretical Analysis 2.5 1.9 1.4 + dynamic load test Theoretical Analysis 3.0 2.25 1.7 (incl. wave equation)...
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