DesignFiX – The Benchmark For Anchor Design – Become a Real Anchor Profi:
DesignFiX is an all-purpose anchor design program for manufacturers of fasteners for free distribution to their clients such as engineers, planners or craftsmen. By using the program, the clients can design mechanical and chemical heavy duty anchors under static loads and under the influence of earthquake.read more
DesignFiX is now also available in French and Italian.
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The European design guidelines for anchors (ETAG 001, Annex C for mechanical and ETAG 001, Technical Report TR 029 for chemical anchors) describe in section 22.214.171.124 the influence of slotted holes on the distribution of shear loads:
“Slotted holes in the direction of the shear load prevent anchors to take up shear loads. This can be favourable in case of fastenings close to an edge.”
Not only in the case of splitting failure, but also in the case of combined pull-out and concrete failure the characteristic resistance of injection anchors may decrease despite increasing embedment depth.read more
ICCONS, Australian manufacturers of fastening systems has released DesignFiX.read more
The design of anchors in accordance with ETAG 001, Annex C or TR 029 may in certain cases lead to curious and illogical results that contradict the expectations of the users.read more
In a concrete component with at least three edges in a distance less than 1.5 times the embedment depth the resistance for conical concrete break-out, splitting and pry-out failure does not increase … What is the reason for this illogical behaviour?read more
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Ter Laare Verankeringstechnieken B.V., a manufacturer of fastening systems has released DesignFiX.
Fixings of tensioned members in small components make particularly high demands on the engineer.read more