Adhesive Anchors: Basic Behavior and Code Design Provisions

Donald F. Meinheit, Principal

In this webinar, presented by Don Meinheit, design provisions for adhesive anchors are discussed and considered. Design provisions were, for the first time, included in ACI 318-11 Appendix D edition of the code. The behavior of this anchor type is different than cast-in or mechanical expansion anchors, and therefore, the design provisions in tension are also considerably different than those for cast-in or expansion anchors. All adhesive anchors that are designed by the ACI 318-11 Appendix D provisions must be qualified by rigorous testing protocols to verify their conformance to the assumptions in the design provisions.