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
Ancon is exhibiting at the 2016 NZ Bridges Summit on 1st - 2nd November in Auckland. The conference is endorsed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and we will be showcasing our BT range of threaded reinforcement couplers, our MBT range of bolted couplers and various Lifting Systems including our brand new EdjPro Narrow Anchor system.
Having recently identified issues with the performance of some batches of reinforcing steel supplied to us, we have introduced batch testing for all reinforcement used in combination with our BT coupler system in New Zealand to ensure compatibility.