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Vertical Uplift Resistance of Two Interfering Horizontal Anchors in Clay

Sahoo, Jagdish Prasad and Kumar, Jyant (2014) Vertical Uplift Resistance of Two Interfering Horizontal Anchors in Clay. In: JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 140 (4).

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The vertical uplift resistance of two interfering rigid strip plate anchors embedded horizontally at the same level in clay has been examined. The lower and upper bound theorems of the limit analysis in combination with finite-elements and linear optimization have been employed to compute the failure load in a bound form. The analysis is meant for an undrained condition and it incorporates the increase of cohesion with depth. For different clear spacing (S) between the anchors, the magnitude of the efficiency factor (eta c gamma) resulting from the combined components of soil cohesion (c) and soil unit weight (gamma), has been computed for different values of embedment ratio (H/B), the rate of linear increase of cohesion with depth (m) and normalized unit weight (gamma H/c). The magnitude of eta c gamma has been found to reduce continuously with a decrease in the spacing between the anchors, and the uplift resistance becomes minimum for S/B=0. It has been noted that the critical spacing between the anchors required to eliminate the interference effect increases continuously with (1) an increase in H/B, and (2) a decrease in m.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS, USA
Keywords: Clays; Failure; Plasticity; Limit analysis; Finite-elements; Anchors; Interference
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2014 08:42
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2014 08:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/49138

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