MiTek Develops Design Tool for Adhesive Anchors
Originally published by: MiTek USA — March 15, 2017
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MiTek announced today that it has launched a new USP Adhesive Anchor Design program. The program, a free download, is a powerful design tool that provides optimized epoxy connection solutions for anchors post-installed into concrete using CIA-GEL 7000-C. The time-saving USP Adhesive Anchor Design program determines the required anchor rod steel grade, diameter, and effective embedment depth, based on applied factored tension, shear, and moment loads. Visit the program’s website to watch a video: Link.
Compliant with the 2012 IBC code requirements (ACI 318-11 Appendix D), the USP Adhesive Anchor Design program can be used in high-seismic regions (Seismic Design Categories C, D, E, and F), and it can accommodate up to eight anchor rods with slotted anchor plate holes. The USP Adhesive Anchor Design program also accepts factored loads for tension, shear, and moments, using ACI 318 Chapter 9.2 load combinations.
The USP Adhesive Anchor Design program also creates a comprehensive design report that can be emailed as a PDF for job submittal.
With French and Spanish language options, the software automatically scans for updates and will alert the user when updates are available.
“The USP Adhesive Anchor Design program can guide users through the process of specifying material and geometry properties, anchor plate/bolt groupings and applied factored loads,” said MiTek’s Jim Collins. “The calculation generates a completely optimized set of CIA-GEL 7000-C epoxy solutions for threaded rod and re-bar anchors and a quick way to filter the results based on steel type and diameter. Color coding is used to sort the optimum designs.”