Title: Past Performances of Certain Fasteners and Required Research and Development
Author(s): J.E. Francis
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 45-54
Keywords: aggregates; concretes; failures; fasteners; hardened concrete; hardness; loads (forces); penetration; powder actuated tools; pullout tests; safety; studs
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.