Uplift Behavior of Anchor Foundations in Soil

by Samuel P. Clemence, (M.ASCE), Prof. and Dept. Chmn.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, NY 13210,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-496-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-496-X (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. v, 126
22 cm
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Conference information: A Session of ASCE Convention | Detroit, Michigan, United States | October 24, 1985

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This publication includes a series of studies which provide a general and consistent framework for the design of anchors in uplift. The papers are presented in three groups: (1) State-of-the-art review; (2) field and laboratory studies; and (3) a case history. The state-of-the-art paper describes the static uplift behavior of anchors used for foundations in soil. Basic anchor types such as spread anchors, helical anchors, and grouted anchors are described and their behavior is evaluated. Criteria for design parameters are also included. The uplift behavior of helical anchors in sand, silt, and clay is described and design procedures recommended. The uplift resistance of shallow offshore foundations is discussed and a recommended design procedure as well as case histories are presented. A case history describing the design and construction of grouted anchors in weathered rock is also included.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Uplifting behavior | Soil properties | Laboratory tests | Clays | Anchors | Foundations | Field tests


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