Saturday, September 17, 2011

rebar vs anchor

Good morning,

Anchoring a piece of heavy equipment with high seismic pullout. 

I can use anchors through the baseplate, and use ACI318 Appendix D.  

I can also weld the baseplate to embedded plate with welded-on hooked rebars.  This case does not appear to be governed by Appendix D, and the results (embedment depths etc.) are quite different.

Your thoughts on this subject will be highly appreciated.

V. Steve Gordin SE
SGE Consulting Structural Engineers