The discusser notes that square plates yielded lower force coefficients than cirular plates of equivalent area. Earlier work on shallow anchors led to the conclusion that the pull-out resistance of a circular plate diameter was approximiately 66% of that of a square one withsides h=d. Allowance for equivalent area still yields P subs u (circular) /P sub u (square) approximately equal to 0.84. Comments are made on tests on square and circular plates pulled continuously out of dense, fine sand. The discusser found a considerably greater zone of disturbance around a 50-mm plate embedded to lambda =7 in medium sand. The test was carried out in a large glass-sided tank, dyed sand layers being used to facilitate the observation of the failure mechanism.

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    • Discussion of Proceeding Paper 13510 (Fedruary 1978).
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  • Authors:
    • Dickin, E A
    • Leung, C F
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

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  • Accession Number: 00194189
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 1444 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM