The Wurth Anchor Education Program
The first step in finding a solution is understanding the problem
Safe, reliable and cost-effective connection designs will depend on the depth of understanding for the influencing factors that affect anchor performance, design models, and governing standards. Wurth Australia has a list of Technical Seminars that aim to bring you more knowledge on anchoring which will further equip you in dealing with anchor connection designs.
This seminar gives a basic background on the origins of AS 5216:2018, including the design model used, the calculation process and some important pointers to remember.
After the presentation, attendees will have gained an insight on the design process and how it can be used as a basis for handling complex anchoring applications not covered in the standard.
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As seismic design is not yet covered in AS 5216:2018, this seminar presents the design procedures in EOTA TR045.
The seminar also includes a discussion on how Australian standards are currently developing in order to consider or accommodate seismic design for anchors.
To satisfy ductility requirements in reinforced concrete structures, concrete is expected to sustain cracks at specific acceptable service level conditions. If an anchor is situated in a cracking zone, there is a huge probability that a crack will pass through its axis, resulting in the enlargement of the hole. When this happens, an anchor tensile load bearing performance is reduced.
This seminar presents the calculation method for cracked concrete and how anchor products are qualified for such applications. You will also learn some design tips to address anchor performance in cracked concrete environments.
There are a number of limitations to the scope of AS 5216:2018 and even SA TS 101:2015. Unfortunately, there are a lot of common applications in practice that fall outside the scope of the standard. These include anchors arranged in a circular pattern, anchorages in a non-rectangular pattern and anchors in an orientation not perpendicular to concrete surface.
This seminar presents design concepts based on the fundamentals of the Concrete Capacity Design method to address these issues.
Chemical anchors are considered to be very good in delivering high load bearing performances in applications where edge distances and anchor spacings are relatively close. Unfortunately, these feature is largely dependent on proper installation — an important aspect of chemical anchoring commonly neglected on site.
This seminar presents research made about the variations in chemical anchor performance brought about by different installation practices. We will also discuss what AEFAC (Australian Engineered Fasteners and Anchors Council) is doing to mitigate the risks associated with chemical anchor installation.
This seminar covers the calculation and verification of development length in post-installed rebars, according to the provisions of AS 3600:2018 and EOTA TR023.
This seminar also includes a discussion regarding the installation challenges of deep embedment anchoring and how it can be addressed.