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dc.contributor.supervisor Rattanawangcharoen, Nipon (Civil Engineering) El-Salakawy, Ehab (Civil Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author Bilesky, Heather
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-13T15:36:21Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-13T15:36:21Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31213
dc.description.abstract Manitoba Hydro’s current practice for setting wood poles onto exposed rock has been generating safety concerns for years. This method entails fusing rebar into holes drilled in the rock with molten sulphur. Unfortunately, accidental overheating of sulphur causes it to lose its strength properties and has lead to numerous premature failures. Full-scale testing by Manitoba Hydro has also revealed that these grouted anchor rods performed poorly in bending at the ground-line while the poles remained in good condition. A research program was conducted at the University of Manitoba’s McQuade Structural Laboratory that focused on developing a prefabricated steel base mount detail. Nine tests were conducted using Lodgepole Pine specimens in the mount with mechanical fasteners, crushed limestone, or sand as the annulus material. The experimental results showed the mount, with either crushed limestone or sand, successfully developed the full moment capacity of the wood pole and satisfied limits on deflection. en_US
dc.subject rock en_US
dc.subject utility en_US
dc.subject pole en_US
dc.title Development of an alternative method and design for setting wood utility poles on rock en_US
dc.degree.discipline Civil Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Polyzois, Dimos (Civil Engineering) Zhang, Qiang (Biosystems Engineering) Kell, Jon (Manitoba Hydro) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2016 en_US


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