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Soil Reinforcement for Anchor Plates and Uplift Response

Book Description

Soil Reinforcement for Anchor Plates and Uplift Response presents a comprehensive and rigorous review of the current knowledge in soil improvement for anchor plates, and is based on original research that includes experimental data on how to enhance uplift response of soil anchor plates by using several soil reinforcement methods.

Divided into 6 chapters, the author makes an introduction to both Ancho Plates and Soil Reinforcement in chapter one, then providing a comprehensive literature review on the topic in chapter 2. Chapter 3 presents how the experiment was set up, the different types of geotextiles used, and the types of soil tested. Chapter 4 presents experimental data, along with data provided by simulation softwares, including Plaxis. Chapter 5 compares the experimental results to the numerical simulation data, providing researchers and geotechnical engineers with tools they can apply to their own projects.

In chapter 6, the author presents his conclusions and recommendations on the usage of soil reinforcement to maximize uplift response to anchor plates. Researchers in geotechnical engineering can use the methods and experimental data presented in the book on their own projects, and practicing engineers will benefit from the comparisons between experimental and simulation data provided to make appropriate selection of soil reinforcement techniques that can be applied to their projects.

  • Presents techniques for improving uplift response by 40% or more
  • Discusses the uplift capacity of symmetrical anchor plates in several scenarios
  • Provides a complete review of soil reinforcement for anchor plates
  • Includes numerical analyses methods for validating experimental test results

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Biography
    1. Hamed Niroumand
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1. Introduction
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 Introduction
  9. Chapter 2. Literature Review
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 Introduction
    3. 2.2 Review of Previous Experimental Works
    4. 2.3 Review of Previous Numerical Works
    5. References
  10. Chapter 3. Research Methodology
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Introduction
    3. 3.2 Methods
    4. 3.3 Test Equipment in the Soil Laboratory
    5. 3.4 Uplift test
    6. 3.5 Test Procedure
    7. 3.6 Summary of Experimental and Numerical Steps
    8. 3.7 Soil Properties
    9. 3.8 Anchor Plate Specifications
    10. 3.9 Failure Mechanism
    11. 3.10 Determination of Test Parameters
    12. 3.11 Finite Element Method
    13. Reference
  11. Chapter 4. Experimental and Numerical Results
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 Introduction
    3. 4.2 Uplift Test: Overview
    4. 4.3 Discussion on Uplift Capacity of Symmetrical Anchor Plates in Non-reinforced Sand
    5. 4.4 Discussion on Uplift Capacity of Symmetrical Anchor Plates in Reinforced Sand
    6. 4.5 Discussion on Uplift Capacity of Symmetrical Anchor Plates in GFR-Reinforced Sand
    7. 4.6 Discussion on Uplift Capacity of Symmetrical Anchor Plates Using the Finite Element Method in PLAXIS
    8. 4.7 Overview of Soil Failure Mechanism Studies
    9. 4.8 Empirical Relationship of Uplift Response in Sand
    10. 4.9 Summary of Results
    11. References
  12. Chapter 5. Comparison Between Existing Theories and Experimental Works
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 Introduction
    3. 5.2 Comparison of the Breakout Factor Between Current Results and Experimental and Predicted Values
    4. 5.3 Conclusion
    5. References
  13. Chapter 6. Conclusions and Recommendations
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Introduction
    3. 6.2 Shortcomings of the Research
    4. 6.3 Recommendations for Future Research
    5. References
  14. Appendix A. Grid Fixed Reinforcement Design in ANSYS
    1. Units
    2. Model
    3. Static Structural
  15. Appendix B. Data and Results
  16. Appendix C. Variation of Breakout Factor With Embedment Ratio Based on the Author’s Empirical Formula
  17. Appendix D. Variation of Breakout Factor With Embedment Ratio Based on Balla’s Theory (1961) in Loose Sand
  18. Appendix E. Variation of Breakout Factor With Embedment Ratio Based on Balla’s Theory (1961) in Dense Sand
  19. Appendix F. Variation of Breakout Factor With Embedment Ratio Based on the Meyerhof and Adams Theory (1968) in Loose Sand
  20. Appendix G. Variation of Breakout Factor With Embedment Ratio Based on the Meyerhof and Adams Theory (1968) in Dense Sand
  21. Appendix H. Variation of Breakout Factor With Embedment Ratio Based on Vesic’s Theory (1971) in Loose Sand
  22. Appendix I. Variation of Breakout Factor With Embedment Ratio Based on Vesic’s Theory (1971) in Dense Sand
  23. Appendix J. Variation of Breakout Factor With Embedment Ratio Based on the Rowe and Davis Theory (1982) in Loose Sand
  24. Appendix K. Variation of Breakout Factor With Embedment Ratio Based on the Rowe and Davis Theory (1982) in Dense Sand
  25. Appendix L. Variation of Breakout Factor With Embedment Ratio Based on the Murray and Geddes Theory (1987) in Loose Sand
  26. Appendix M. Variation of Breakout Factor With Embedment Ratio Based on the Murray and Geddes Theory (1987) in Dense Sand
  27. Appendix N. Variation of Breakout Factor With Embedment Ratio Based on the Dickin and Laman Findings (2007) in Loose Sand
  28. Appendix O. Variation of Breakout Factor With Embedment Ratio Based on the Dickin and Laman Findings (2007) in Dense Sand
  29. Appendix P. Regression and Analysis
  30. Index