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Sheet Pile Anchorage Within Failure Plane

Sheet Pile Anchorage Within Failure Plane

Sheet Pile Anchorage Within Failure Plane


I am designing a steel sheet pile bulkhead with a long steel sheet pile anchorage system. Due to site limitations the anchorage system will need to be located in such a way that the active failure wedge of the bulkhead and passive failure wedge of the anchorage wall intersect. I have seen calculations which reduce the capacity of the anchorage based off of this criteria but mostly for short anchors. Since our anchorage will be approximately 20 feet deep it penetrates beyond passive failure plane of the bulkhead. Does anyone know if I can account for the full capacity beyond this point? Does anyone have a comprehensive example of a similar situation?

Thanks in advance.

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