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Development and validation of European guidelines for seismic qualification of post-installed anchors

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Author(s)

Philipp Mahrenholtz, Richard Wood, Rolf Eligehausen, Tara C. Hutchinson, Matthew Hoehler

Abstract

This paper presents the technical background for seismic qualification procedures for post installed anchors in the European Technical Approval Guideline (ETAG 001) seismic annex issued in 2013. We discuss requirements for a comprehensive guideline and reference supporting research. Numerical studies to generate new simulated seismic protocols for anchors are summarized with a focus on their application to Europe. To reduce the time and cost of anchor product qualification testing, while fulfilling the requirement of European building codes to assess two performance categories, we combine the results of our numerical studies to generate novel testing protocols that allow for the assessment of anchor behavior at multiple levels in a unified protocol. Validation tests demonstrate that the unified protocol results in anchor performance comparable with that achieved in multiple, single-performance-level tests.
Citation
Engineering Structures
Volume
148

Keywords

Post-installed anchors, Seismic qualification, Anchor design, Test protocol

Citation

Mahrenholtz, P. , Wood, R. , Eligehausen, R. , Hutchinson, T. and Hoehler, M. (2017), Development and validation of European guidelines for seismic qualification of post-installed anchors, Engineering Structures, [online], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.06.048, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=921201 (Accessed February 26, 2024)
Created September 30, 2017, Updated October 12, 2021