Sleeve-type expansion anchor behavior in cracked and uncracked concrete

Sang Yun Kim, Chul Soo Yu, Young Soo Yoon

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A test was performed to investigate the effect of concrete cracks on the static behavior of sleeve-type expansion anchors, and to confirm the seismic and fatigue resistance capability in cracked concrete. The tensile and shear test was conducted on single anchors with three different anchor diameters. Concrete test specimens are sufficiently large to prevent the effect of the concrete edges on the anchor behavior. The types of failure, the static strength and displacement behavior of the anchors in uncracked and cracked concrete were compared to evaluate the effect of the cracks. The strength reduction rate of the anchors due to the cracks was exhibited almost less than the corresponding value specified in ACI 349-01, APP. B. Through the residual strength tests, the seismic and fatigue resistance capability of the anchors was confirmed in cracked concrete. The characteristics of the anchor shear capacity significantly vary with how the displacement failure criteria are determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-281
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Engineering and Design
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Mechanical Engineering


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