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Re: Pretensioning Of Anchor Bolts

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The ASCE publication "Design of Anchor Bolts For Petrochemical Facilities"
has information and references. You might try there. Your co-worker there
at Fluor, Mr. Dan Stoppenhagen was co-chairman of the committee. The last I
heard of Dan, he was with Fluor in Houston.

Randy Russ, P.E.

> From: Rick.Drake(--nospam--at)
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Pretensioning Of Anchor Bolts
> Date: Wednesday, October 21, 1998 7:04 AM
>      The Commentary to the LRFD Specification Section A4.3 indicates that

>      "The designer should be aware that pretensioning anchor bolts is not

>      recommended due to relaxation and stress corrosion after 
>      pretensioning."
>      Does anybody have any background or references regarding this 
>      recommendation.
>      Thanx,
>      Rick Drake, SE
>      Fluor Daniel, Irvine