It has been years in the making, but finally, a book deal is agreed with internationally renowned publisher Taylor & Francis Group. The textbook, scheduled for completion in summer 2023, is entitled ‘Grouted Soil and Rock Anchors’.
The book is aimed at consulting engineers, contractors; civil, structural and geotechnical engineering students, and even asset owners, who during their activities, propose or encounter the use of grouted anchors. These geotechnical installations have been used worldwide to support various types of structures. Over time, millions of grouted anchors have been installed successfully ranging from systems of a few tonnes capacity in small retaining walls to pre-stressed tendons of several thousand tonnes capacity to resist direct tension, sliding, overturning, and dynamic loading in dams. Other applications include stabilizing deep excavations, bridge abutments, and several different forms of geotechnical structure.
Anchors have established a permanent place in construction practice, but for engineers and asset owners not yet thoroughly familiar with modern anchoring technology, conventional and potential applications will be outlined to provide some perspective and encourage further exploitation.
The book is structured around the key areas of design, construction, testing, and service behaviour performance. In addition, maintenance inspection, condition assessment, innovative applications, and current research will be addressed. In recent years standards and codes of practice have undergone significant changes, particularly in Europe, and these essential developments will also be covered. Dr. Devon Mothersille is the lead author with highly respected co-authors Dr. Donald Bruce (USA) and Professor Stuart Littlejohn (UK). The authors have collectively compiled over 120 years of experience and published hundreds of technical papers and articles covering various aspects of geotechnical engineering with particular reference to ground anchoring practice. Their collective expertise has been developed from direct input into projects all over the world, academic and industrial research, and dedicated participation in various committees associated with the development of standards, codes of practice, and best practice guidance documents.