Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Peter T. Bobrowsky, Brian Marker

Ground Anchors

  • Alberto OrtigaoEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73568-9_14


Rock anchors; Soil anchors


Prestressed tension elements installed in drill holes to resist tension forces in the ground.

Ground anchors are installed in drill holes, usually 50–100 mm in diameter and grouted. They are actively prestressed to a properly designed tension force (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TerratekRio de JaneiroBrazil