Pullout Capacity of Tent Stakes Volume 1: Tent Data Summary

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Volume 1 summarizes the results of tent stake pullout tests conducted by the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois. An extensive anchor-testing program was performed to quantify the effect of variables on pullout capacity and to assist in the development of methods to predict the magnitude and reliability of anchor capacity. Anchor length, anchor diameter, fastening height, load angle, anchor depth and holding strengths in various soil types were studied. Chapter topics are testing parameters, results of testing, interpretation of results, summary, references, DCP and stake modeling, alternate methods for predicing stake pullout capacity with DCP results and ASTM specifications for DCP tests.