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RE: ASCE 41-06 and Epoxied or Expansion Anchors

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The most definitive capacities are determined from testing from several ACI 
 355.x documents.  These documents are boiled down to the ICC ESR 
documents. I would select one or 2 favorite suppliers and look up the ESR's 
on the ICC web site.  Make sure that they are current and used the ACI 
355.x documents. There is no such thing as "any epoxied anchor".  There are 
only testing values for specific anchors and anchor manufacturers.

If the load is a sustained load, do not use epoxies.  My strong preference 
is for the undercut anchors.  They behave like a cast in anchor.

Regards, Harold Sprague

> Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:48:17 -0800
> From: d.topete73(--nospam--at)
> Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] ASCE 41-06 and Epoxied or Expansion Anchors
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> HELP! I am trying my hardest to make sense of which capacities I may use
> for any epoxied anchors or expansion anchors for a renovation (of a
> concrete structure) per ASCE 41-06. All I see in Section 6 is that ACI 
> 318 may be used, but with the strength reduction factor, phi, taken as 
> unity. So, the forces I am using are based on the pseudo-lateral force, 
> but the capacities are maxed at only 1.0/0.75 of the calculated 
> capacities per ACI 318 Appendix D?
> I hope someone else has been through the labyrinth and provide
> some guidance.. Thanks in advance.
> --
> David Topete, SE

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