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Shear Load Connectors

Performance Comparison

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 20mmOne Ancon DSD130Six 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

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