Merifield, Richard S. and Sloan, Scott W. and Lyamin, Andrei V. (2003) The stability of inclined plate anchors in purely cohesive soil. Technical Report. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia.
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Soil anchors are commonly used as foundation systems for structures requiring uplift resistance such as transmission towers, or for structures requiring lateral resistance, such as sheet pile walls. To date the design of these anchors has been largely based on empiricism. This paper applies numerical limit analysis and displacement finite element analysis to evaluate the stability of inclined strip anchors in undrained clay. Results are presented in the familiar form of break-out factors based on various anchor geometries. By obtaining both upper and lower bound limit analysis estimates of the pullout capacity, the true pullout resistance can be bracketed from above and below. In addition, the displacement finite element solutions provide an opportunity to validate these findings thus providing a rigorous evaluation of anchor capacity.
|Item Type:||Report (Technical Report)|
|Additional Information:||USQ publication report TR-2003-03.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||soil anchors; stability; inclined strip anchors; clay; cohesive soil; pullout resistance; uplift capacity|
|Subjects:||290000 Engineering and Technology > 290800 Civil Engineering > 290801 Structural Engineering|
|Depositing User:||epEditor USQ|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 00:16|
|Last Modified:||03 Sep 2013 02:17|
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