THE ELASTIC RESPONSE OF MULTIPLE UNDERREAM ANCHORS

A technique is developed for the analysis of multiple underream anchor systems resting in an elastic soil. This technique may be used to consider anchor systems involving arbitrary anchor inclination and depth beneath the soil surface, as well as arbitrary number, shape, size and spacing of underreams. The approach is largely analytical in nature and involves only a fraction of the computation required for a finite element analysis. Consideration is given to the effects of anchor depth and inclination to the soil surface, and the spacing and number of underreams upon the elastic response of anchor systems. On the basis of the results from this study, a simple, approximate method for estimating the response of multiple underream anchors is proposed. This approach involves the use of several interaction charts, which are presented in the paper, and can be used as a hand method for estimating the load- displacement behaviour of quite general anchor systems to sufficient accuracy for most practical purposes. The use ofthe approximate approach is illustrated by an example (A). (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Sydney

    School of Civil Engineering, Parramatta Road
    Sydney, New South Wales  Australia  2006
  • Authors:
    • Rowe, R K
    • BOOKER, J R
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00342209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Rpt. No. R369 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1981 12:00AM