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Shear loads perpendicular to slotted holes

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 4.2.2.1 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.”

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Earthquake ETAG 001, TR 045 Section 5.3b

What about design with requirements on the ductility of the anchors in accordance with TR 045, Section 5.3b? Technical Report TR 045 offers different design options: Capacity design in accordance with TR 045, Section 5.3a1 Elastic design in accordance with TR 045,...

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Sharpen your profile

DesignFiX contains a database with common profiles which will be expanded continuously. With the function Profile you can select the type and the size of the profile welded to the base plate. ETAG 001, Annex C and TR 029 contain no detailed information on the...

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Earthquake ETAG 001, TR 045

The function SEISMIC DESIGN allows the input of data for the design under earthquake loads according to ETAG 001, TR 045. Design method according to ETAG 001, TR 045 for use in concrete under seismic actions. Note: This function is only available if at least one...

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What is DesignFiX?

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.

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DesignFiX – TRUTEK Released

DesignFiX Project TRUTEK Manufacturer of fastening systems Trutek Fasteners Polska Sp. z o.o. Al. Krakowska 55 05-090 Raszyn Poland www.trutek.com.pl Corporate Identity Design Throughbolt Anchor Bolt Injection System TCM RE Injection System TCM RE + Rebar Injection...

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DesignFiX – B+BTec Released

DesignFiX B+BTec Export Division Manufacturer of fastening systems B+BTec Export Division Munterij 8, 4762 AH Zevenbergen P.O.Box 100, 4760 AC Zevenbergen The Netherlands www.bbtectools.com Corporate Identity Design Chemical Capsule Anchor VD-Q Chemical Capsule Anchor...

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DesignFiX – Version 2.1

New Functions in Version 2.1 Attachment: To distinguish attachments made of steel or concrete, an option to select further types of attachment is introduced on the tab ANCHOR LAYOUT. In addition to anchor plates made of steel, concreted attachments (rectangular,...

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DesignFiX – HARD Released

DesignFiX Project HARD Manufacturer of fastening systems HARD COMÉRCIO DE FIXADORES E RESINAS LTDA Rua Dr. Humberto Pinheiro Vieira, 150 Lote 1B Zona Industrial Norte 89.219-570 Joinville/SC Number : 35521 Brazil www.hard.com.br Corporate Identity Design HARDCAP VI 11...

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Concrete edge failure

Frequently asked question: In a narrow and thin component the resistance for concrete edge failure does not increase with increasing edge distance c1. What is the reason for this illogical baviour? Answer: With edge distances c2,1 and c2,2 and a component thickness h...

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DesignFiX – 3D Anchor Design

The 3D-Model shows your application including concrete component (base material), attachment, anchor layout, profile and loads. Based on this information a design is carried out for the selected anchor in real time at any change of the entered data and the result is...

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