In most cases conventional dowelled joints can be replaced by joints incorporating Ancon shear connectors. These are more effective at transferring load and allowing movement to take place, easier to fix on site and a far more cost effective solution.
Comparison of Performance with Plain Dowels
|400mm Thick Slab with Joint Width of 20mm||One Ancon DSD130||Six 32mm Dia Dowel Bars|
|Dowel Diameters mm||2 x 35||6 x 32|
|Area of Dowels mm2||1924||4825|
|Design Capacity kN||202.5||197.5|
1 Ancon DSD 130
Design Capacity 202.5kN
6 Dowel Bars 32mm Diameter
Design Capacity 197.5kN
With their new European Technical Assessment (ETA), Halfen HZA serrated anchor channels fulfil all requirements of AS 5216:2021 and can be used in projects across Australia.
Leviat has released an enhanced version of its popular Ancon Shearfix design software that enables engineers to maintain a flat concrete slab at column heads by reinforcing the area against punching shear with a prefabricated, stud-rail system.