Behavior and Design of Anchors in Concrete

August 8, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Donald Meinheit, PhD, PE, SE

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

This SE University session is Part I of a two-part series, and will focus on an introduction to anchorage to concrete based on the design provisions in ACI 318-14. During this session, Donald Meinheit, PhD, PE, SE, will review the different types of anchors that are used in construction, and discuss the different failure modes that affect anchors, including steel failure, concrete breakout failure, and bond failure, among others. The session will include information about the conditions that affect anchor capacity, as well as a review of design models, and procedures to account for the geometry of the embedment and the conditions of the concrete. The anchorage design equation and its applications will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this session, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize the different types of anchors used in concrete construction.
  • Understand the anchor behavior under load and their failure modes, making the pseudo-empirical design equations and design process more rational.
  • Discuss the factors that influence the strength of anchors in tension, shear, and the combination of tension and shear.

Handouts and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, August 3rd.