Pullout behaviour of anchor block under saturated and unsaturated soil conditions / Adnan Derahman

Derahman, Adnan (2012) Pullout behaviour of anchor block under saturated and unsaturated soil conditions / Adnan Derahman. In: The Doctoral Research Abstracts. IPSis Biannual Publication, 1 (1). Institute of Graduate Studies, UiTM, Shah Alam.


There have been many cases of wall failure by bulging. The potential causes of this type of wall failure are might due to the over-estimate the shear strength at the lower part of wall, the influence of a hydrostatic pressure at lower part of the retaining wall and the soil in the retaining wall transformed from unsaturated to saturated condition. This is anticipated to be the cause of wall bulging. This illustrates the importance of applying the right shear strength which can be achieved through the curved surface envelope shear strength model. This also gives the implication that the application of the curved surface envelope shear strength model will be more conservative than the Terzaghi’s, 1936 model. This thesis presents the results of an investigation into soil-reinforcement interactions under saturated and unsaturated conditions by means of pullout tests. Especially for this purpose, an apparatus able to contain 2 cubic meter sample of backfill material was designed by the author in order to perform real scale tests.


Item Type: Book Section
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Derahman, AdnanUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Dissertations, Academic. Preparation of theses > Malaysia
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science. Including soil surveys, soil chemistry, soil structure, soil-plant relationships
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPSis) : Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)
Series Name: IPSis Biannual Publication
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Item ID: 19104
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abstract; Abstract of thesis; Newsletter; Research information; Doctoral graduates; IPSis; IGS; UiTM; soil; anchor block
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/19104



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