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Effect of anchor width on pullout capacity of strip anchors in sand

Khatri, Vishwas N and Kumar, Jyant (2011) Effect of anchor width on pullout capacity of strip anchors in sand. In: Canadian Geotechnical Journal / Revue canadienne de géotechnique, 48 (3). pp. 511-517.

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By incorporating the variation of peak soil friction angle (phi) with mean principal stress (sigma(m)), the effect of anchor width (B) on vertical uplift resistance of a strip anchor plate has been examined. The anchor was embedded horizontally in a granular medium. The analysis was performed using lower bound finite element limit analysis and linear programming. An iterative procedure, proposed recently by the authors, was implemented to incorporate the variation of phi with sigma(m). It is noted that for a given embedment ratio, with a decrease in anchor width (B), (i) the uplift factor (F-gamma) increases continuously and (ii) the average ultimate uplift pressure (q(u)) decreases quite significantly. The scale effect becomes more pronounced at greater embedment ratios.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Anchors;failure;finite elements;limit analysis;optimization; scale effects
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2011 07:37
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2011 07:37
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/36767

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