Ancor Loc lead the way when it comes to grouted bar anchors. Ancor Loc have been successfully installing pre-stressed Ground Anchors for a wide variety of Civil Engineering applications.
Grouted Bar Anchors
Bonded deep into the ground using cementitious grout, these anchors transfer necessary forces to resists walls from overturning, water tanks from uplift, towers from uplift, dams from rotating and other naturally or phenomenally occurring forces applied to structures. Anchors are designed and fabricated to the latest standards as set forth in the Post-Tensioning Institute’s Recommendations for Pre-stressed Rock and Soil Anchors. Anchor capacity is a function of the steel capacity as well as the geotechnical holding capacity. Steel capacity should be limited to 80% maximum test load and 60% lock-off load for permanent applications. Geotechnical capacity is a function of ground bond stress characteristics which can be optimized by field procedures.
Tieback Walls rely on prestressed anchors transferring load to a structural front fascia to resist naturally occurring deflection forces resulting from below grade excavated bulkhead construction. The anchors achieve their geotechnical capacity by being bonded deep into the ground and behind the theoretical failure plane where the ground movement would originate should the anchors not be present. The portion of the tieback anchor carrying the load in the soil is known as the bond length. The anchor transfers the load applied to the bond length uninhibited through the failure zone by using a bond-breaker. This portion of the anchor containing the bond-breaker is known as the free-stressing length. The anchor finally terminates at the front fascia of the wall to an anchor head consisting of a plate and hex nut. The anchor head is prestressed against the outer shoring system of the wall, which in most cases would be steel soldier piles with intermediate wood lagging.
ELEMENTS OF A TIE-BACK/TIE-DOWN ANCHOR
Tie-down and other pre-stressed ground anchors work on the same philosophy as the tieback anchors with a load transfer to a structure. Key elements to all these types of anchors include:
- Anchor Bond Zone
- Uninhibited load transfer through the Free Zone
- Anchors pre-stressed and locked off at a predetermined load