Ground anchorages are the main means of support used for safety aspects in mining and tunnelling industry. Poor installation of ground anchorages can result in partial debonding between the tendon and the grout. The effects of debonding on the load carrying capacity of a model anchorage are examined by pull out tests. The load carrying capacity is found to decrease with increasing length of pre-existing debonding at the tendon–grout interface. The fracture toughness of the tendon–grout and of the ground–grout interfaces is measured over a wide range of mixed-mode loading and the results are used to assess the likelihood of debonding at the interfaces in a ground anchorage system.
|Number of pages||9|
|Early online date||29 May 2014|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2014|
- pull-out tests
- interface fracture
- fracture toughness
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- Centre for Micro- and Nanomechanics (CEMINACS)