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# RE: nds dowel bearing strength

• To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
• Subject: RE: nds dowel bearing strength
• Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 22:56:25 -0700

```As a matter of fact I went through this exercise almost a year ago
because I thought I had found and error in the equations. I was
mistaken, but I had to read the footnotes to get the Fem and embedment
lengths to get the right answer when I calced it out.

Basically, you need to look at the failure modes. In this case, failure
of the side plate (wood) will always occur before failure of the main
member (concrete or CMU in this case). There is no point extrapolating
the value for those concrete or CMU strengths, because even in low
strength 2000 psi concrete, the connection will fail outside of the
concrete first.

-gerard
Santa Clara, CA

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 5:40 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: nds dowel bearing strength

this question is in regards to the 97 nds.  there is a bolt table for
single
shear connections to concrete.  the footnote states that the table uses
an
Fem value of 6000 psi for concrete with f'c = 2000 psi.  the publication
which derives the dowel bearing strengths states that the Fem value for
concrete is 3 * f'c.

my questions are:

1.  have any of you extrapolated this value for "typical" concrete
strengths?
ie - Fem = 12,000 psi for f'c = 4000 psi

2.  have any of you extrapolated this value for cmu?
ie - Fem = 3 * f'm
ie - Fem = 4,500 psi for f'm = 1500 psi

tia
da

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