Connection between steel tie rod and sheet pile

Connection between steel tie rod and sheet pile

Steel Tie Rod Connections

When detailing how steel tie rods connect to the sheet pile wall, it is important to consider the effect of fill settlement upon the steel tie rod and any installation tolerances that may occur. HuaRan New Material recommend that where possible all steel tie rod connections have the capability to articulate, particularly those to the structure.

Steel Tie Rod connect to sheet pile

Forces are transferred from the sheet pile to the anchor bar through waling sections that run the length of the wall. At the front wall these are normally placed behind the wall (i.e. earth side) and at the anchor wall the non-bearing side.

Z sheet pile with spherical nut (articulated)

Steel tie rod connect to inside of pile pan

Sheet pile loads are transferred to the waling via waling bolts, then to the steel tie rod by a spherical bearing plate and nut. The connection is placed inside the pan giving greater corrosion protection.

Steel tie rod connect to outside of pile pan

Sheet pile loads are transferred directly to the steel tie rod . This has the advantage that less waling bolts are required, but the anchor connection is placed outside the wall in the aggressive corrosion zone

Steel tie rod to anchor wall connection

Steel tie rod forces are transferred directly to the anchor wall via the waling. Generally waling bolts are not required.

U sheet pile with spherical nut (articulated)

Anchor connect to inside of pile pan
Sheet pile loads are transferred to the waling via waling bolts, then to the steel tie rod by a spherical bearing plate and nut. The connection is placed inside the pan giving greater corrosion protection.

Anchor connect to outside of pile pan
Sheet pile loads are transferred directly to the steel tie rod . This has the advantage that less waling bolts are required, but the steel tie rod head connection is placed outside the wall in the aggressive corrosion zone.

Anchor wall connection
Steel tie rod forces are transferred directly to the anchor wall via the waling. Generally waling bolts are not required.