The objective of this this project is to explore the applicability of various ACI 318-14 provisions to the design of column-to-footing connections, and thereby to provide improved clarity about which provisions apply in which cases. This research will conduct physical tests on representative geometries to explore the inherent design requirements for tension, compression, and moment loading cases. The designs will be based on representative design approaches, and the results will provide direct evidence on the efficacy of those design procedures. In addition, the project will provide guidance on the use of existing ACI 318 anchoring-to-concrete provisions in a range of applications.
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