Numerical modelling of fully grouted rock bolts loaded in tension is presented by implementing a non-linear bond–slip relationship of bolt–grout interface into a commercial finite difference rock mechanics code. The proposed model shows a close match with the experimental results and analytical predictions in terms of load–displacement relationship, rock bolt axial force distribution and interfacial shear stress distribution. A detailed debonding failure process is also presented, which includes five successive states: elastic state, elastic-softening state, elastic-softening-debonding state, softening-debonding state and debonding state.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences|
|Early online date||28 Aug 2014|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2014|