Ground Anchors – Types & Load Tests

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The ground anchor in melbourne is an element that is usually installed under the soil or rock and transmits the load to the ground. These are installed in drilled and grout filled holes. There are many components that are used in the manufacturing of the anchor. The major ones are the free-to-stress length, anchorage and bond lengths. The anchor head, a trumpet and a bearing plate are the equipment that are combined to form the anchorage. It transmits the force of the shell of strand and bar to the surface of the ground or the structure that is supporting the anchor. The components of Anchorage includes the strand and bar tendon. The bond length is location at the backside of the failure critical surface area. A smooth corrugated pipe is used to provide protection or the steel. A mixture of cement called ground provide help I’m the transfer of load to the ground.


Types of Anchors


The different types of earth anchors that are discussed below


  • Post-Gouged Ground Anchors

Multiple and delayed grout injections are used in post-grouted anchors. These injections enlarge the body of the grout to the shafted and straight grouted anchors.


  • Straight Shaft Anchors By Gravity Grouts

The anchor is used to harden the deposits of soil by using the hollow auger and rotating drill methods. They are basically installed in the rocks and soil. Tremie and many other gravity displacement methods are utilised for grouting the anchor in the borehole of the straight shaft.


  • Straight Shaft Anchors By Pressure Grouts

Straight shaft pressure anchors are widely used in fine-grained soils that are cohesion less. These are the most suitable type of anchor to use for the granular and weak fissured soils. It is used to inject the grout in the zone under the pressure that is up to 0.35 MPA.



It contains a series of bells that are enlarged and under them and the boreholes that are Tremie grouted. It is majorly used in firming process to the hard and cohesive deposits.


Load Testing Of Anchor

Every anchor is load tested for the verification of the capacity and deformation being using it in the practical work. Then, the decision of rejection and acceptance is taken.


1-Performance Test

This test is done to verify the capacity, establishment of load-deformation behaviour of the anchor. The anchor movement causes are identified and the unbounded length is also verified.


2-Proof Tests

It includes the test of load cycle and holding of the load. It uses pressure gauge for measuring the load’s magnitude


3-Extended Creep Tests

It is used to identify the creep deformations of the anchor. It is a time based test which is long, basically 7-8 hours.



After performing the above tests, the results are specified if the anchors can be used for service or not.


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