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Which method for determining the bearing power of soil is most preferred among the given below?

(a) Method of loading

(b) Plate load test

(c) Penetration test

(d) Analytical method

I have been asked this question during an internship interview.

The origin of the question is Ground Techniques topic in portion Site Investigation and Ground Techniques of Construction & Building Materials

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Right option is (b) Plate load test

Best explanation: Plate load test is the improved refined method and it is widely used for determining the bearing capacity of soil for important civil engineering structures. This method can be carried out in two ways: gravity loading platform method and reaction Truss method.

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