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Publication numberUS2703963 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 15, 1955
Filing dateFeb 26, 1952
Priority dateFeb 26, 1952
Publication numberUS 2703963 A, US 2703963A, US-A-2703963, US2703963 A, US2703963A
InventorsAlvarez Gutierrez Placido
Original AssigneeAlvarez Gutierrez Placido
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sheet piling anchorage
US 2703963 A
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Mlrh 15, 1955 P. A. GUTIERREZ 2,703,963

SHEET FILING ANCHORAGE Filed Feb. 26, 1952 INVENTOR. fik/Do ALI/ Q TIE W zg United States Patent SHEET PILING ANCHORAGE Placido Alvarez Gutierrez, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Application February 26, 1952, Serial No. 273,455

Claims. (Cl. 61-39) This invention relates to improvements in the execution of the anchorage in sheet pile walls, in which the piles are arranged in a double T-shaped alveolate structure, the principal purpose of the invention being to obtain anchorages with greater economy.

The economy of the sheet piling depends on the freedom of choosing the anchorage points, but it occurs in practice in the case of quay walls that water level variation is the most important factor which determines the position of the anchorage points just above low water level, due to the ditficulties of working under water.

In accordance with the present invention the improvements in the execution of the anchorage will allow an easy and economical choice of any desired point for localtion of the tie rod of the anchorage below water eve The drawing that illustrates this specification shows a perspective view of a sheet piling wherein the elements are double T-shaped alveolate structures, 1, provided with tie rods 3 which have at one of their ends a block of concrete, or a grating formed of round steel bars, serving as anchor 2 that will be inserted in the open space formed by two consecutive piles and pulled down to the desired level by means of notches formed in the rear face of the piles and obtained by a reduction of the flange width; the desired anchoring level will be obtained by filling the space between two piles with fresh concrete. When steel grating is used instead of a block, the same will be protected by fresh concrete filling placed in the space between piles.

By the use of these improvements it is economically possible to construct a curtain wall with multiple anchorages in the vertical plane, hence reducing the cost of the sheet quay wall.

I claim:

1. A structural support arrangement, comprising, in combination, a pair of wall members arranged adjacent each other and having opposite elongated surfaces, said surfaces being formed so as to define a channel therebetween extending along said opposite surfaces, said opposite surfaces abutting each other along strip-shaped surface portions along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on one side of said channel and extending toward each other along the other side of said channel so as to form a slot extending at least partially along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on the other side of said channel, the width of said slot being narrower than the maximum width of said channel; anchoring means comprising an elongated portion having a width smaller than the width of said slot and a head portion at the end of said elongated portion extending transverse thereto, the width of said head portion being larger than the width of said slot, said anchoring means being arranged with said transverse head portion located in said channel with said elongated portion extending therefrom through said slot; and cement material filling the free space in said channel firmly adhering to the surfaces defining said channel and to the surface of said transverse head portion therein so as to hold said head portion of said anchoring means in position in said channel.

2. A structural support arrangement, comprising, in combination, a pair of wall members arranged adjacent each other and having opposite elongated surfaces, said surfaces being formed so as to define a channel therebetween extending along said opposite surfaces, said opposite surfaces abutting each other along strip-shaped 2,703,963 Patented Mar. 15, 1955 surface portions along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on one side of said channel and extending toward each other along the other side of said channel so as to form a slot opening at one end of said wall members and extending at least partially along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on the other side of said channel, the width of said slot being narrower than the maximum width of said channel; anchoring means comprising an elongated portion having a width smaller than the width of said slot and a head portion at the end of said elongated portion extending transverse thereto, the width of said head portion being larger than the width of said slot, said anchoring means being arranged with said transverse head portion located in said channel with said elongated portion extending therefrom through said slot; and cement material filling the free space in said channel firmly adhering to the surfaces defining said channel and to the surface of said transverse head portion therein so as to hold said head portion of said anchoring means in position in said channel.

3. A structural support arrangement, comprising, in combination, a pair of wall members arranged adjacent each other and having opposite elongated surfaces, said surfaces being formed so as to define a channel therebetween extending along said opposite surfaces, said opposite surfaces abutting each other along strip-shaped surface portions along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on one side of said channel and extending toward each other along the other side of said channel so as to form a slot extending at least partially along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on the other side of said channel, the width of said slot being narrower than the maximum width of said channel, said opposite surfaces abutting each other along their longitudinal edges beyond said slot; anchoring means comprising an elongated portion having a width smaller than the Width of said slot and a head portion at the end of said elongated portion extending transverse thereto, the width of said head portion being larger than the width of said slot, said anchoring means being arranged with said transverse head portion located in said channel with said elongated portion extending therefrom through said slot; and cement material filling the free space in said channel firmly adhering to the surfaces defining said channel and to the surface of said transverse head portion therein so as to hold said head portion of said anchoring means in position in said channel.

4. A structural support arrangement, comprising, in combination, a pair of wall members arranged adjacent each other and having opposite elongated surfaces, said surfaces being formed so as to define a channel therebetween extending along said opposite surfaces, said opposite surfaces abutting each other along strip-shaped surface portions along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on one side of said channel and extending to-- ward each other, along the other side of said channel so as to form a slot opening at one end of said wall members and extending at least partially along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on the other side of said channel, the width of said slot being narrower than the maximum width of said channel, said opposite surfaces abutting each other along their longitudinal edges beyond said slot; anchoring means comprising an elongated portion having a width smaller than the width of said slot and a head portion at the end of said elongated portion extending transverse thereto, the width of said head portion being larger than the width of said slot, said anchoring means being arranged with said transverse head portion located in said channel with said elongated portion extending therefrom through said slot; and cement material filling the free space in said channel firmly adhering to the surfaces defining said channel and to the surface of said transverse head portion therein so as to hold said head portion of said anchoring means in position in said channel.

5. A structural support arrangement, comprising in combination, a pair of wall members arranged adjacent each other and having opposite elongated surfaces, said surfaces being formed so as to define a channel therebetween extending along said opposite surfaces, said opposite surfaces abutting each other along strip-shaped surface portions along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on one side of said channel and extending toward each other along the other side of said channel so as to form a slot extending at least partially along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on the other side of said channel, the width of said slot being narrower than the maximum width of said channel; anchoring means comprising an elongated portion having a width smaller than the width of said slot and a head portion at the end of said elongated portion extending transverse thereto, the width of said head portion being larger than the width of said slot, said anchoring means being arranged with said transverse head portion located in a predetermined position in said channel longitudinally thereof opposite said slot with said elongated portion extending therefrom through said slot; and cement material filling the free space in said channel firmly adhering to the surfaces defining said channel and to the surface of said transverse head portion therein so as to hold said head portion of said anchoring means in said predetermined longitudinal position in said channel.

6. A structural support arrangement, comprising, in combination, a pair of wall members arranged adjacent each other and having opposite elongated surfaces, said surfaces being formed so as to define a channel therebetween extending along said opposite surfaces, said opposite surfaces abutting each other along strip-shaped surface portions along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on one side of said channel and extending toward each other along the other side of said channel so as to form a slot extending at least partially along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on the other side of said channel, the width of said slot being narrower than the maximum width of said channel; anchoring means comprising an elongated rigid member having a width smaller than the width of said slot and a head portion at the end of said elongated rigid member extending transverse thereto, the width of said head portion being larger than the width of said slot, said anchoring means being arranged with said transverse head portion located in said channel with said elongated rigid member extending therefrom through said slot; and cement material filling the free space in said channel firmly adhering to the surfaces defining said channel and to the surface of said transverse head portion therein so as to hold said head portion of said anchoring means in position in said channel.

7. A structural support arrangement, comprising, in combination, a pair of Wall members arranged adjacent each other and having opposite elongated surfaces, said surfaces being formed so as to define a channel there between extending along said opposite surfaces, said opposite surfaces abutting each other along strip-shaped surface portions along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on one side of said channel and extending toward each other along the other side of said channel so as to form a slot extending at least partially along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on the other side of said channel, the width of said slot being narrower than the maximum width of said channel; anchoring means comprising a rod member having a diameter smaller than the width of said slot and a block member at the end of said rod member extending transverse thereto, the width of said block member being larger than the width of said slot, said anchoring means being arranged with said transverse block member located in said channel with said rod member extending therefrom through said slot; and cement material filling the free space in said channel firmly adhering to the surfaces defining said channel and to the surface of said transverse block member therein so as to hold said block member of said anchoring means in position in said channel.

8. A structural support arrangement, comprising, in combination, a plurality of elongated wall members arranged with their longitudinal edges adjacent each other, each adjacent pair having opposite elongated surfaces, said surfaces being formed so as to define a channel therebetween extending along said opposite surfaces, said opposite surfaces abutting each other along strip-shaped surface portions along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on one side of said channel and extending toward each other along the other side of said channel so as to form a slot extending at least partially along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on the other side of said channel, the width of said slot being narrower than the maximum width of said channel; a plurality of anchoring means each comprising an elongated portion having a width smaller than the width of said slot and a head portion at the end of said elongated portion extending transverse thereto, the Width of said head portion being larger than the width of said slot, each of said anchoring means being arranged with said transverse head portion located in the respective channels with said elongated portion extending therefrom through said slot; and cement material filling the free space in each channel firmly adhering to the surfaces defining said channel and to the surface of said transverse head portion therein so as to hold said head portion of each anchoring means in position in said channel.

9. A structural support arrangement, comprising, in combination, a plurality of elongated wall members arranged with their longitudinal edges adjacent each other, each adjacent pair having opposite elongated surfaces, said surfaces being formed so as to define a channel therebetween extending along said opposite surfaces, said opposite surfaces abutting each other along strip-shaped surface portions along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on one side of said channel and extending toward each other along the other side of said channel so as to form a slot extending at least partially along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on the other side of said channel, the width of said slot being narrower than the maximum width of said channel; a plurality of anchoring means each comprising a rod member having a diameter smaller than the width of said slot and a block member at the end of said rod member extending transverse thereto, the width of said block member being larger than the width of said slot, each of said anchoring means being arranged with said transverse block member located in the respective channels with said rod member extending therefrom through said slot; and cement material filling the free space in each channel firmly adhering to the surfaces defining said channel and to the surface of said transverse block member therein so as to hold said block member of each anchoring means in position in said channel.

10. A structural support arrangement, comprising, in combination, a pair of vertical pile members arranged adjacent each other and having opposite elongated surfaces, said surfaces being formed so as to define a vertical channel therebetween extending along said opposite surfaces, said opposite surfaces abutting each other along strip-shaped surface portions along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on one side of said channel and extending toward each other along the other side of said channel so as to form a slot extending at least partially along the longitudinal edges of said surfaces on the other side of said channel, the width of said slot being narrower than the maximum width of said channel; anchoring means comprising an elon gated portion having a width smaller than the width of said slot and a head portion at the end of said elongated portion extending transverse thereto, the width of said head portion being larger than the width of said slot, said anchoring means being arranged with said transverse head portion located in said channel at a predetermined height opposite said slot with said elongated portion extending therefrom through said slot; and cement material filling the free space in said channel firmly adhering to the surfaces defining said channel and to the surface of said transverse head portion therein so as to hold said head portion of said anchoring lrlnealns in position in said channel at said predetermined eig t.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,998,860 Becker Apr. 23. 1935

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Classifications
U.S. Classification405/262
International ClassificationE02D5/74, E02D5/76
Cooperative ClassificationE02D5/76
European ClassificationE02D5/76