Design and Construction of Soil Anchor Plates

Design and Construction of Soil Anchor Plates

1st Edition - August 11, 2016

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  • Authors: Hamed Niroumand, Khairul Anuar Kassim
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124201156
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124201866

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Primarily designed and constructed to resist outwardly directed loads imposed on the foundation of a structure, anchor plates play an important role in the design of structures (including seawalls, transmission towers, tunnels, buried pipelines, and retaining walls). Design and Construction of Soil Anchor Plates focuses on the various theories based on the design and construction techniques of anchor plates in soil mechanics. The focus of this reference is on design methods, theories, and procedures for constructing permanent or temporary ground anchors and anchored systems. Topics include: General Requirements of Vertical Anchor Plates and Design Criteria, Estimation of Ultimate Capacity in Vertical Anchor Plates, General Requirements of Vertical Anchor Plates and Design Criteria, Type and Length of Inclined Anchor Plates, Early Theories on Anchor Plates in Multi-Layers Soil, and Basic Theories on Passive Pressure in Vertical Anchor Plates. With this reference, researchers and designers will find a valuable guide to the various theories, techniques, and equations for anchor design.

Key Features

  • Basic theories on passive pressure in vertical anchor plates
  • Estimation of ultimate capacity in vertical anchor plates
  • Uplift capacity for shallow anchor plates
  • Requirements of vertical anchor plates and design criteria
  • Type and length of inclined anchor plates


Researchers, Structural Design Engineers, and Geotechnical Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Anchors

    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Grouted Anchors
    • 1.3 Helical Anchors
    • 1.4 Anchor Plates
    • 1.5 Anchor Piles
    • 1.6 Irregular Shape Anchor as a Self-Driven Anchor
    • 1.7 Soil Anchor Applications
    • 1.8 Tie Down Structures
    • 1.9 Conclusion
    • References

    Chapter 2. Anchor Plates

    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Types of Anchor Plates
    • 2.3 Early Theories
    • 2.4 Construction of Anchor Plates
    • 2.5 Construction Problems
    • 2.6 Conclusion
    • References

    Chapter 3. Horizontal Anchor Plates in Cohesionless Soil

    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Basic Parameters
    • 3.3 Failure Mode
    • 3.4 Uplift Capacity for Horizontal Anchor Plates
    • 3.5 Uplift Capacity for Reinforced Anchor Plates
    • 3.6 Horizontal Anchor Plate Groupings
    • 3.7 Design Consideration
    • 3.8 Conclusion
    • References

    Chapter 4. Horizontal Anchor Plates in Cohesive Soil

    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Failure Pattern
    • 4.3 Uplift Capacity for Anchor Plates in Clay
    • 4.4 General Remarks
    • 4.5 Conclusion
    • References

    Chapter 5. Vertical Anchor Plates in Cohesionless Soil

    • Abstract
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Vertical Anchors in Cohesionless Soil
    • 5.3 Developments on Determination of Vertical Anchor Characteristics Embedded in Cohesionless Soil
    • 5.4 Characteristics of the Passive Pressure Distribution of the Soil Around a Shallow Vertical Anchor (Hanna, Das, and Foriero, 1988)
    • 5.5 Load–Displacement Relationship
    • 5.6 Friction Angle as a Design Consideration
    • 5.7 General Recommendations
    • References

    Chapter 6. Vertical Anchor Plates in Cohesive Soil

    • Abstract
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Ultimate Holding Capacity
    • 6.3 The Procedure for Estimation of the Ultimate Load
    • 6.4 General Remarks
    • References

    Chapter 7. Inclined Anchor Plates in Cohesionless Soil

    • Abstract
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 Early Theories for Inclined Anchor Plates
    • 7.3 Related Theories
    • 7.4 Conclusion
    • References

    Chapter 8. Inclined Anchor Plates in Cohesive Soil

    • Abstract
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 Early Theories on Inclined Anchor Plates
    • References

    Chapter 9. Anchor Plates in Multilayer Soil

    • Abstract
    • 9.1 Introduction
    • 9.2 Early Theories on Anchor Plates in Multilayer Soil
    • 9.3 Limitations of the Existing Studies
    • 9.4 Conclusion
    • References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 212
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2016
  • Published: August 11, 2016
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124201156
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124201866

About the Authors

Hamed Niroumand

Dr Hamed Niroumand is an assistant professor at Department of Civil Engineering, Buein Zahra Technical University. He is currently the Vice-Chancellor for the Research and Academic, Buein Zahra Technical University. His main fields of research are geotechnical engineering, earth anchors, deep foundation, numerical analysis, sustainable development, and nano-materials. He is a project manager and professional engineer in various geotechnical and earth buildings projects. In the year 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015, he got various awards such as four medals and international awards for his inventions and researches and the 1st rank of research section at the national Iranian young inventor and researcher festival 2012 and the 1st rank of research section at the national Iranian youth festival 2012 and 2013. He got the best researcher award in Ministry of Road and Urban Development (MRUD) in 2016. He was the chairman and head director of the international/national conferences of civil engineering near to 20 cases that held in various countries. He chaired sessions in several international/national conferences and festivals in various countries. He presented various research papers in many conferences around the world. He published around 200 papers in journals and conferences. He is editorial team and reviewer in scientific journals. He has invented around 15 inventions that are patent/patent pending at this moment. He received many awards for his researches.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Khairul Anuar Kassim

Dr Khairul Anuar Kassim is a Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is currently the Dean for the Faculty of Civil Engineering UTM. Dr. Khairul Anuar is an active person in research where he managed to secure various research grants amounting to more than RM 1 Mil. He has produced more than 200 papers in index and non-index journals including conference papers. Being a research oriented person, he has received several awards from national and international bodies. He is also a member of several national and international organizations and professional bodies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

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