A constitutive model for modified cable bolts exhibiting cone shaped failure mode

Danqi Li, Ming Cai, Hossein Masoumi

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Abstract

This study presents a novel constitutive model to characterise the mechanical behaviour of cable bolts under axial loading and subjected to different boundary conditions including constant confining pressure and constant normal stiffness. Such a model is developed based on the modified Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion as well as a newly proposed non-linear dilation formulae for the development of governing equations. The cone shaped failure mode of grout due to the axial movement of cable bolt is considered as a widely observable failure mode at the cable bolt to the grout interface. The load carrying capacity of the cable bolt under axial loading is significantly affected by both the progressive reduction in the volume of failed cone zone of grout annulus and the continuous degradation of dilation angle at the cable bolt to the grout interface. Hence, the full load-displacement performance of different cable bolts under axial loading subjected to both constant confining pressure and constant normal stiffness are simulated. Finally, an acceptable agreement between the model simulations and the experimental data confirms the credibility of proposed constitutive model for predicting the mechanical behaviour of different cable bolts under axial loading.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104855
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences
Volume145
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Cable bolts
  • Cone shaped failure mode
  • Constitutive model
  • Pull-out test

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