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Laboratory pull-out tests on fully grouted rock bolts and cable bolts: results and lessons learned

Abstract : Laboratory pull-out tests were conducted on the following rock bolts and cable bolts: steel rebars, smooth steel bars, fiberglass reinforced polymer threaded bolts, flexible cable bolts, IR5/IN special cable bolts and Mini-cage cable bolts. The diameter of the tested bolts was between 16 mm and 26 mm. The bolts were grouted in a sandstone sample using resin or cement grouts. The tests were conducted under either constant radial stiffness or constant confining pressure boundary conditions applied on the outer surface of the rock sample. In most tests, the rate of displacement was about 0.02 mm/s. The tests were performed using a pull-out bench that allows testing a wide range of parameters. This paper provides an extensive database of laboratory pull-out test results and confirms the influence of the confining pressure and the embedment length on the pull-out response (rock bolts and cable bolts). It also highlights the sensitivity of the results to the operating conditions and to the behaviour of the sample as a whole, which cannot be neglected when the test results are used to assess the bolt-grout or the grout-rock interface.
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Isabelle Thenevin, Laura Blanco Martin, Faouzi Hadj Hassen, Jacques Schleifer, Zbigniew Lubosik, et al.. Laboratory pull-out tests on fully grouted rock bolts and cable bolts: results and lessons learned. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Elsevier, 2017, octobre 2017, 9 (5), pp.843-855. ⟨10.1016/j.jrmge.2017.04.005⟩. ⟨hal-01573387⟩



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