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S. K. Ghosh Associates Inc.

Seismic and Building Code Consulting

ANCHOR
PRO
User Manual

Version 1.2.0

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in no event shall SKGA.DISCLAIMER Every attempt has been made to ensure correctness in implementing code provisions as well as the accuracy of the calculations in Anchor Pro. The user must carefully read this manual and thoroughly understand all the inputs parameters and must independently verify the results. the user accepts and understands that no warranty is expressed or implied by S. however. 2 . K. or punitive damages whatsoever relating to the use of Anchor Pro. Ghosh Associates Inc. consequential. incidental. or its employees or affiliates be liable for any indirect. (SKGA) as to the accuracy or the reliability of the program. In addition. In using the program.

which appears in Item 8. is automatically selected by the program. The input fields are mostly self-explanatory. However. INPUT INTERFACE Data input in Anchor Pro is done on a single page. Similarly. Please read an additional important note above regarding n. this input is only optional and the program will run even without this information. Item 6: Specified compressive strength of concrete in psi. and if it does. a short description of each input field is provided below for better clarity. anchors need to be arranged in a regular rectangular fashion in rows and/or columns. the specified yield strength of steel. Item 5: Number of columns in which the anchors are arranged. This is automatically set as 1 when n = 1. Item 7: Select anchor type from the drop-down menu – headed or bent (J. Item 2: Select the version of the MSJC Code you are using. because of an eccentricity or an imposed bending moment. Item 4: Number of rows in which the anchors are arranged. When “Other” option is selected. input only those anchors that are in net tension. when there is an applied moment on an anchor group. Item 3: Total number of anchors. If this is not the case (due to a torque). Item 1: Click on this button to provide some basic information about the project. user needs to specify fy in Item 8. User needs to determine if such a condition exists. 3 .Important Note: In computing the strength of a group of anchors. When one of the 9 built-in options is selected. it is possible that a user may need to use different subgroups out of the same group of anchors to compute the tensile and shear strengths of the group. fy. the program assumes that all the anchors that have been included in the input are subjected to shear force in the same direction. However. some anchors may develop net compression. n. user needs to input only those anchors that carry shear force in the same direction. Item 8: Select the grade of anchor steel from 9 built-in options or select “Other” to use a different material. Different input fields are marked by item numbers. Anchors that are not arranged in a regular rectangular pattern are not addressed by this program. as shown below in Figure 1. Information provided here will appear at the top of “Simple Output” and “Detailed Output”. Thus. However. this program assumes that all the anchors that have been included in the input are in tension when the group is subjected to a tensile load. For a group of anchors (n > 1). This is automatically set as 1 when n = 1.or L-) bars.

Please read the description of Item 7 above for more details.and Y-Directions here. However. for non-seismic applications. both options are set to “Automatic”. so that the program assumes that the shear force is directed towards the edge with the smallest edge distance. and if the 4 . ASTM A 307 Grade C is for hooked bolts only. and not for headed bolts. Items 11 and 12: Specify the direction of applied shear forces in the X. For example. Data input page of Anchor Pro Not all grades of steel are available for all types of anchors. Item 10: Select if the design is ASD or Strength Design using the drop-down menu. By default. Item 9: Specified yield strength of anchor steel in psi.1 2 4 3 6 7 8 5 12 11 10 9 19 13 14 17 20 15 21 22 18 23 16 24 Figure 1. This is appropriate when the applied shear is caused by seismic activities. User should be careful when selecting anchor material for a certain type of anchors. users can choose if the shear along the X-axis is directed towards the right edge or the left edge.

Item 19: Specify the thickness of the masonry element where the anchor is attached. Ab. When a standard diameter is selected. on all four sides of the anchor or the anchor group. When the number of rows is 1 (Item 4). spacing is automatically set to zero.9743/nt)2 / 4 where nt is the number of threads per inch of the anchor. user can type in a diameter (in inches) in the box provided or simply choose from a list of standard diameters from a drop-down menu. Item 18: Spacing between anchor rows in inches. In the calculator. in inches. which appears in a separate window (Figure 2). the value of nt is obtained automatically based on the selected thread type (“Coarse Thread” or “Fine Thread”). in inches. Item 21: Specify the effective cross-sectional area of a single anchor.shear along the Y-axis is directed towards the top edge or the bottom edge. Columns are assumed to be uniformly spaced. Click on the “Help” button to open the calculator. when the user chooses to enter a custom diameter. When the number of columns is 1 (Item 5). leave it at “automatic”. Calculator for determining Ab 5 . the value of nt also needs to be specified. If there is no shear applied in any direction. A calculator has been provided to facilitate the computation of Ab. User can also click on the “Help” button to choose a standard diameter from a drop-down menu (See Item 21 for more detail). Figure 2. in square inches. Item 17: Spacing between anchor columns in inches. Effective cross-sectional area is calculated from the following formula: Ase = π (do – 0. Items 13 through 16: Anchor bolt edge distances. Rows are assumed to be uniformly spaced. Item 20: Specify nominal anchor diameter. in inches. spacing is automatically set to zero. However.

6 . of the anchor(s) in inches. Note you will need to have your USB key attached to the computer for strength calculation. A short version of the output will appear in the “Simple Output” window with just the final values in all failure modes. Item 22: If using a bent bar as the anchor. b. Item 24: Click to calculate the anchor strengths in tension and in shear. eb.Once Ab has been calculated. Item 23: Specify the effective embedment depth. User can also input a custom cross-sectional area directly in Item 21. click “OK” to import the values into the corresponding boxes in the main window of the program. A more detailed description of the strength calculations can be found in “Detailed Output” window. See the diagram provided in the program interface for the correct way of measuring eb. in this box. See the diagram provided in the program interface for the correct way of measuring b in a bent bar anchor. specify projected leg extension.