African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6691

Full Length Research Paper

Uplift response of symmetrical circular anchor plate in sand

H. Niroumand*, Kh. A. Kassim and R. Nazir
Department of Geotechnical Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University Technology Malaysia (UTM), 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 June 2011
  •  Published: 26 November 2011



Experimental and numerical analysis investing the uplift response of 0.1 m diameter of circular horizontal anchor plates in cohesion less soil show that maximum uplift increase with embedment ratio in cohesion less soil. This paper investigated the response of circular horizontal anchor plate in loose cohesion less soils subjected to uplift. An agreement between uplift loads from laboratory model and finite element modeling using two dimensional PLAXIS based on 0.4 m analyzed maximum displacements for circular horizontal anchor plates to embedment ratio of 4. In the research, the hardening soil model is using in PLAXIS. The numerical analysis based on PLAXIS predicted higher uplift response in loose cohesion less soil due to experimental results but in final showed a good agreement with experimental results. 


Key words: Finite element methods (FEM), PLAXIS 2D, loose cohesion less soil, horizontal, circular.