RES2020-14: Design Considerations and Limitations of Rock Dowels/Anchors Loaded in Shear

The purpose of the project is to investigate the relationship between rock joint thickness and reduced dowel shear capacity due to bending in untensioned dowels used to prevent rock slides. Most existing methods consider the effect of post‐tensioning the rock bolt or anchor after the grout has set. Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has successfully utilized this method in the past, but the typical design method based on the pure shear capacity of the dowel fails to consider the effect of rock joint thickness, which introduces bending to the dowel.

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  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $163207
  • Contract Numbers:

    RES2020-14

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Managing Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Project Managers:

    Beaver, Ann

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Knoxville, TN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Palomino, Angelica

  • Start Date: 20190801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01771491
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RES2020-14
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 2021 6:18PM