Journal article

A cyclic macro-element framework for consolidation-dependent three-dimensional capacity of plate anchors

A Peccin Da Silva, A Diambra, D Karamitros, SH Chow

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | MDPI AG | Published : 2021


This paper presents a new macro-element modelling framework for plate anchors which enables the effect of pore water pressure changes and the related evolution of soil strength during the process of cyclic loading and consolidation to be captured. The proposed modelling framework combines an advanced macro-element model for plate anchors, expanded to capture the cyclic loading behaviour, with a simple one-dimensional model of undrained shearing and consolidation for a soil element representative of the whole soil mass around the anchor. The representative soil element tracks the effects of changes in effective stress on the soil strength, which in turn governs the anchor capacity in the macr..

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