This report synthesizes the results of Reports 1126-1, 1126-2, and 1126-3 in the form of a strength-based design guide for steel-to-concrete connections involving short anchor bolts. Both single- and multiple-anchor behavior are addressed. This Design Guide identifies the basic elements of any structural connection to concrete, specifies the desired behavior for each element, and describes the design procedures to be followed to produce that desired behavior. The Design Guide addresses the baseplate, the anchor itself, and the embedment of the anchor in the surrounding concrete. The Design Guide is intended to apply to cast-in-place anchors, grouted anchors, torque-controlled expansion anchors, undercut anchors, and adhesive anchors. The Design Guide is oriented primarily towards anchors that are ductile in that their failure is governed by yield and fracture of the anchor steel. However, sections of the guide deal with the design of non-ductile anchors. The Design Guide does not specify nominal or allowable load values for individual anchor types. However, it does describe in detail procedures which are recommended for use by the Highway Department, by testing laboratories, or by the manufacturers themselves to arrive at such values. It also describes in detail procedures which are recommended for use by the Highway Department in evaluating the installation of anchor bolts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Transportation Research, 3208 Red River Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78705

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transportation

    Transportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cook, R A
    • Doerr, G T
    • Klingner, R E
  • Publication Date: 1989-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 72 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00491141
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-89+1126-4F, Res Rept 1126-4F, CTR 3-5-87-1126-4F
  • Contract Numbers: Study 3-5-83-1126
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM