Plate Flexibility Effects on Loading of Concrete Expansion Anchors

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Title: Plate Flexibility Effects on Loading of Concrete Expansion Anchors

Author(s): L. D. Noble, M. J. Meyer, and G. L. Koci

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 103

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 117-132

Keywords: anchors (fasteners); base plates; bolts; computer programs; earthquake-resistant structures; finite element method; flexibility; loads (forces); nuclear power plants; rigidity; stiffness; torsion; structural analysis; Structural Research

Date: 9/1/1987

Abstract:
Present nuclear power plant design methods require that Seismic Category I pipe supports consider plate flexibility in determining the loading of expansion anchor bolts. Base plate flexibility has been determined to cause significant unequal loading when