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Re: ACI 318-08 12.6 help

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That's a great question.

And I've a hunch if you ask the Ch. 12 subcommittee they'd say "not our 

I suspect further, that this is a good illustration of why ACI 318 is being 
 rewritten from the ground up, taking a more holistic rather than 
departmentalized approach, by system rather than by concept.


On May 13, 2013, at 7:39 AM, "Brian" <bsh117(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm having a bit of trouble understanding ACI 318-08 section 12.6 and how
> it considers the provisions of Appendix D as it states in the commentary.
> Hypothetically, let's say I have a single deformed bar with a headed 
> anchor that meets the requirements of 12.6.1.  We'll use a #4 bar, with a 
> head that is 1.75x1.75 that is embedded 8" into a 4"x4" by 24" tall 
> concrete pier and I'll apply a tensile load to it.  According to section 
> 12.6, this connection develops the entire tensile capacity of the bar, 
> but how does it take into account breakout and side-face blowout of 
> appendix D? 
> Thanks!
> Brian

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