30 November 1998
The applied tensile force per anchor bolt, PtAB is calculated as follows:
Psy max L s
)(W A -
hc + t A + k
( WA - dc )( AB )
The anchor bolt cone failure design strength, Pc shall exceed the applied tensile force per bolt, PtAB. The
anchor bolt cone failure design strength, Pc is determined based on the guidance in ACI 355.1R-91.13
The applications of this guidance to anchor bolt design for shear panels is summarized in Appendix C
(Paragraph C18). Appendix C (Paragraph C18) also defines the minimum edge distance for anchor bolts
based on ACE 355.1R-91.
ACI 355.1R-91, Equation 3.2.