The world’s largest stressing jack applicable to post-tensioning of ground anchors, has been used to stress and test a 91 strand anchor at Hazelmere dam. Dr Devon Mothersille successfully supervised specialist anchor contractor through the sequence of cyclic loading and unloading to a proof load of 19041kN. AnchorTestTM software was used throughout the testing process to provide real-time feedback on the anchor’s performance during testing.
Devon Mothersille stand next to the 22MN capacity stressing jack, with a 1000mm stroke and weigh in at 9.95 tonnes.
SRG site engineer Vutshila Mkhatshwa uses a 0.5mm graduated steel metre ruler to measure intermediate ram extensions
The specialist anchor contractor discusses the real-time data output from the tablet based software AnchorTestTM
The innovative tablet based software AnchorTestTM is featured in a major article in the October 2016 edition of Foundation Drilling magazine published by ADSC (The International Association of Foundation Drilling). The article runs to seven pages and has already received great reviews. The magazine has an extensive readership that includes thousands of engineers in the US and Canada.
A license for the innovative anchor testing software, developed by AnchorTest Ltd, has been purchased by US based foundation engineering contractor Moretrench. Moretrench were thrilled to know that the software accommodates the US anchor code PTI DC35.1-14 and have put the tablet based tool to immediate and effective use in the field.
Moretrench use AnchorTestTM in the field to assess the behaviour of soil anchors in real-time.
As a member of Working Group 3 / Task Group 5, Dr Devon Mothersille attended a two-day meeting on 27th and 28th October 2016 at the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland. The purpose of the meeting was essentially to discuss key issues relating to the revision of Eurocode 7. The meeting was attended by over 100 delegates representing countries from all over Europe.
Dr Devon Mothersille (UK) and Mr Ole Muller (Denmark) study the contents of the agenda of a sub-meeting held to discuss retaining structures.