Anchor bolts are primarily used to attach non-structural and structural elements to concrete.
The bolt is designed to withstand the forces of dynamic tension and thermal expansion. The bolt is commonly applied in several applications such as joist supports, beams, claddings, and retaining walls. The bolt is able to withstand contraction and expansion, both of which occur during the course of most building structures.
The bolt serves as an attachment used for the attachment of materials like floor joists, beams, and other framing members. The bolt is typically manufactured from steel, although other alloys and materials can also be used. Steel is commonly used because it is capable of withstanding a large amount of force when applied on its external face. This feature makes it ideal for applications that need to support heavy loads. Additionally, steel bolts do not break or deform during the course of operation, unlike iron bolts that experience internal deformation at specific temperatures.
A standard bolt is a thin, short cylinder that has a hexagonal head and a collar, which attach the head to the collar. The hexagonal head is either tapered or pointed. Most anchor bolts have a hexagonal head and a flat top surface. The flat top surface is designed to prevent oil or grease from penetrating the bore and forming a seal against the concrete surface. Anchor bolts also use an internal cylindrical drill thread to ensure that the threads on the bolt are correctly aligned.
There are many different types of anchor bolts available for different types of construction. One example is the Concrete Tie rod, which is responsible for holding up the concrete surface while simultaneously resisting lateral and vertical tension. The Concrete Tie rod retainer is used to prevent buckling and weakening of the beam. Other examples include plate track, cross ties, cross tie bars and mechanical link beams.
In order to determine the load distribution of an anchor bolt, it is important to understand the relationship between its diameter and the diameter of the wall or structure where it will be installed. For instance, if you install a five-inch diameter bolt on a three-inch wall, the bolt will provide approximately one percent of the total vertical load. Likewise, if you install a two-inch bolt on a four-inch wall, the bolt will provide approximately ninety percent of the total vertical load. The key to selecting the correct bolt diameter depends largely on the load distribution and the type of foundation.
Most modern anchoring systems are composed of one end of a double bar that is threaded and having a similar head diameter to the threaded bar. At one end of the bar, a one-inch diameter threaded brass rod with a crimping tool is inserted. At the other end, a two-inch diameter threaded brass rod with a crimping tool is inserted. A one-inch diameter rubber washer serves as a safety stop at the other end of the bar.