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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Past Performances of Certain Fasteners and Required Research and Development
Author(s): J.E. Francis
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 45-54
Keywords: aggregates; concretes; failures; fasteners; hardened concrete; hardness; loads (forces); penetration; powder actuated tools; pullout tests; safety; studs
Abstract:Performance characteristics of powder driven fastners installed in hardened concrete ranging in age from 30 ywars to 30 days indicate that failure in both shear and tension is apparently the direct results of frequent misapplication.
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