CODE-355.4M-19: Qualification of Post-Installed Adhesive Anchors in Concrete (355.4M-19) and Commentary


This standard prescribes testing programs and evaluation requirements for post-installed adhesive anchors intended for use in concrete under the design provisions of ACI 318M. Testing and assessment criteria are provided for various conditions of use, including seismic loading; sustained loading; aggressive environments; reduced and elevated temperatures; and for determining whether anchors are acceptable for use in uncracked concrete only, or acceptable for service both in cracked and uncracked concrete. Criteria are provided for establishing the characteristic bond strength, reductions for adverse conditions, and the anchor category and associated job-site quality control requirements. The official version of this ACI document uses inch-pound units. A conversion of an ACI document into SI units is for the convenience of users. Care has been taken to ensure that the conversion is correct; however, ACI does not guarantee its accuracy. Official interpretation of this ACI document shall be based only on the U.S. customary units.

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