Title: Concrete Q&A: Anchorage Design and Baseplate Rigidity
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 59-60
Keywords: tension, moment, breakout, reinforcement
The Concrete Q&A provides an answer for designing a baseplate anchored with rods embedded in a concrete pile cap. To bound a solution for design, two options are considered: a rigid baseplate, with the largest distance from the location of the compression reaction to the critical point, and a flexible baseplate, with the smallest internal lever arm and the largest design axial forces in the anchors.