ANCHOR MODULE: CRACKED CONCRETE
How Cracked concrete Influence Anchor Design
The Structural Engineering community specifies Post-installed anchors with either mechanical or adhesive system in many construction applications. The condition of base material will play a key role in selecting the type of anchor to be used.
Concrete base material is classified as either cracked or un-cracked. It is not possible for a reinforced concrete structure to be built without having cracks under working conditions, provided that they do not exceed a certain width limit, however it is not always necessary to regard cracks as defects in a structure. Concrete can often crack due to age, temperature variations or loads. Research and tests showed that cracks will run through these weak points where anchor exists and will influence anchor behavior and performance therefore only specific anchors are qualified to work in cracked concrete.
Accordingly, before designing anchor systems for concrete, it’s always important to consider the condition of the concrete you’re working with.
Our Free technical webinar will have a deep dive in cracked concrete topic and how it influences the anchor design, behavior, and resistance.
The webinar will focus and address the following topics;
- Introduction to Cracked Concrete
- Post Installed anchor behavior with cracked concrete
- Why Cracked Concrete matters for Fasteners
- How anchors are assessed and qualified for cracked concrete
- When to consider concrete as cracked concrete and when not to.
- Explanation on how cracked concrete affect the design
Who Should Attend this Webinar?
Structural Engineers, Civil Engineers, QC Engineers who usually supervise fastening applications with post-installed anchors, All Engineers who design fastening connections and use post -installed anchors.