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Analytical model for vertically loaded anchor performance with a bridle shank


Cong, B and Wang, Z and Chan, AHC and Yang, Q, Analytical model for vertically loaded anchor performance with a bridle shank, Computers and Geotechnics, 82 pp. 85-98. ISSN 0266-352X (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.compgeo.2016.09.012


Vertically loaded anchors offer an attractive alternative for mooring systems because of their relatively high efficiency and low cost. The bridle shank is an important feature of these anchors because its reconfiguration significantly affects their performance. A plasticity model considering a bridle shank is introduced to investigate the mechanism of the system. Model-based parametric studies on the effects of the bridle length, drag distance and anchor line angle are also conducted. These studies establish a new, more rational analytical model for these anchors, as well as contribute to the understanding of the mechanism of them in research and practice.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:vertically loaded anchors, plasticity approach, anchor capacity, trajectory, clays
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil engineering
Research Field:Civil geotechnical engineering
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction design
Objective Field:Civil construction design
UTAS Author:Chan, AHC (Professor Andrew Chan)
ID Code:114955
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2017-03-03
Last Modified:2018-07-30

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