An experimental study of axial load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts using axially split embedment apparatus

Mirzaghorbanali, A. and Aziz, N. (2017) An experimental study of axial load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts using axially split embedment apparatus. Journal of Mining and Environment, 8 (2). pp. 131-137. ISSN 2251-8592


The load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts differ from those for normal rebar bolts. The cable bolts used in mines are basically steel strands with different constructions depending on the number of wires or elements and the way they are laid. Tendon bolts (rebar and cable) are normally evaluated for their strength and load transfer properties. The tendon strength can be evaluated by the tensile failure tests, while the load transfer strength is evaluated by the pull and shear strength tests. Short Encapsulation Pull Testing (SEPT) is normally used to study the load transfer capacities of tendons, and it can be undertaken in both the laboratory and in situ. A new apparatus known as Minova Axially Split Embedment Apparatus (MASEA) was used to study load-displacement characteristics of smooth versus spiral profile cable bolts. Minova Stratabinder grout was used for encapsulating 400-mm long 19 wire 22-mm diameter superstrand cable in embedment units. The anchorage of the cable on the two sides of the embedment apparatus were intentionally installed at different lengths to allow the cable to be pulled out from one side of the anchorage. The spiral wire strand cable bolts achieved a higher peak pull-out load at a minimum displacement in comparison with the smooth surface wire strand. The peak pull out force increased with the age of encapsulation grout. The use of MASEA was easier to assemble and test at a short period of time, thus allowing the quick and repeated tests undertaken.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Article is freely available from publisher's website, at the indicated URL.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 04:04
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2019 05:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: experimental study, axial load, cable bolts
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.22044/jme.2016.732

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