Uplift Behaviour of Plate Anchors Embedded in Cohesionless Soils

Baleshwar Singh(1*), Birjukumar Mistri(2)

(1) Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India
(2) Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India
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Abstract


Plate anchors are being increasingly used as a foundation system to provide uplift resistance for several types of structures constructed both on land and offshore sites. Accurate estimation of the ultimate uplift capacity is necessary in the design to ensure the safety and stability of the supported structures. A parametric study has been carried out with finite element modeling using PLAXIS to estimate the ultimate uplift capacity of horizontal anchor plates embedded in cohesionless soils by varying soil relative density and embedment ratio. The results have been compared with those obtained from various methods and approaches which are based on theoretical, computational, physical and experimental studies
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Plate Anchors; Uplift Capacity; Finite Element Analysis; Parametric Study

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