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Reinforcement mechanisms of rock bolt : a laboratory investigation

Mohd. Amin, Mohd. For and Khoo, Kai Siang and Chai, Hui Chon (2004) Reinforcement mechanisms of rock bolt : a laboratory investigation. Jurnal Kejuruteraan Awam, 16 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN 0128-0147

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The use of rock bolts as rock reinforcement is becoming more popular in Malaysia. However, its effectiveness depends on a number of factors particularly with regards to the technique of installing the bolt. Its reinforcement mechanism also restricts its application for certain modes of instability and types of rock. This paper highlights a laboratory investigation on the reinforcement mechanisms of rock bolts, specifically on bolt inclination, anchorage type and level of pre-tension. The investigation was conducted using a physical model of a rock bolt intersecting a joint plane. Results obtained show that a better reinforcement can be obtained if bolt is inclined at an angle to the joint plane so that it elongates upon joint displacement. Full-bonded bolt is more superior in terms of mobilising the anchorage capacity and consequently, this allows for immediate utilisation of the reinforcing element. Pre-tensioning of bolt induces clamping effect on joint surface consequently, helps to reduce joint dilatation and increases the inherent shear strength of the joint.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:rock bolt, bolt inclination, bonded-length, tension level
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:8278
Deposited By: Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:22 Apr 2009 07:16
Last Modified:22 May 2017 03:38

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