Bond Type anchorage systems for permanent high strength CFRP ground anchors

Matthew Sentry, Riadh Al-Mahaidi, Abdelmalek Bouazza, Len Carrigan

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CFRP ground anchors have an integral place in the ground anchor industry, providing designer and contractors with a corrosion resilient anchor which minimises the labour intensive corrosion protection required when using steel strands. Successful anchoring of long strand lengths in a confined ground anchor environment has been the greatest constraint in the development of CFRP ground anchors. Recent research undertaken at Monash University and Geotechnical Engineering has developed a reliable and compact bond type anchorage head system, practical for permanent ground anchor applications. Laboratory and full scale testing has been successfully carried out. This paper provides tests results on a four and ten strand CFRP modified bond type anchor head system with a reduced bond length. Results showed failure of specimens were within the CFRP fibres due to tensile rupture. Negligible movement at the bond anchor head were recorded.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2010), September 27-29, 2010, Beijing, China
EditorsLieping Ye , Peng Feng , Qingrui Yue
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783642174872
ISBN (Print)9783642174865
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE) 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: 27 Sep 201029 Sep 2010
Conference number: 5th


ConferenceInternational Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE) 2010

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