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Shear loads perpendicular to slotted holes

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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Sharpen your profile

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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What is DesignFiX?

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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Concrete edge failure

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...

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Basis of the design

Basis of the design

Design method according to ETAG 001 + TR 029 The anchor design in DesignFiX is based on the European Technical Guideline published by the EOTA (European Organisation for Technical Approvals: Guideline for European Technical Approval of Metal Anchors for Use in...

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