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Title: Wood Sole Plate Anchorage to Concrete under Monotonic and Cyclic Loading

Source: FPL RIP-4719-007

Author(s)Rammer, Douglas; Kochkin, Vladimir;

Publication Year: 2009  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: Lateral force resisting systems for wood-framed buildings typically consist of wood structural panel shear walls with anchor bolts located at the edge of foundations. The resisting system is relied upon to defend against wind and seismic loading conditions. For wood construction, anchor bolt connections often have an edge distance of 1-3/4 in. from the bolt center line to the face of the concrete slab or footing. Engineers have historically anticipated the controlling failure of this connection to occur between the anchor bolt and the wood sill plate, but current design provisions predict concrete break-out failures. With little information, engineers and code official are forced to specify lower anchor bolt capacities than what has historically been accepted.

Keywords: wood sole plate; concrete anchorage; monotonic loading; cyclic loading; lateral force; anchor bolt capabilities; concrete to wood sill anchorage

File size: 244 kb(s)

Date posted: 11/17/2009
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Rammer, Douglas R.
Research General Engineer

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