Modeling uplift of plate anchor

Shiau, J. S. and Hobson, M. A. (2011) Modeling uplift of plate anchor. In: Continuum and Distinct Element Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics, 14-16 Feb 2011, Melbourne, Australia.


Much of the soil anchor design currently available is based on empiricism. With the successful development of many advanced modeling software packages nowadays, it is not
impossible to incorporate numerical analyses into daily design practice. This paper aims to use FLAC for this purpose and present the results of FLAC study to estimate the pullout capacity for horizontal plate anchors. For verification purposes, FLAC results have also been compared with existing solutions such as the numerical upper and lower bound limit analyses and the experimental solutions. A standard input script, using FISH program, is developed to facilitate the parametric study of the problem. The script file is user-friendly and can be very helpful to design engineers.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2012 02:36
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 03:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: FLAC; soil anchor; ground anchor
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120405 Models of Engineering Design
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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