Studs calculates tension and shear capacity of embedded plates with headed anchor studs or hooked bolts (ACI code only).
Users may select from PCI Design Handbook, 8th Edition, PCI Design Handbook, 7th Edition, or ACI 318-14 Ch. 17, ACI 318-11 App. D or ACI 318-08 App. D.
When a shear load and/or either a moment or perpendicular load are specified along with an effective depth and width of a bracket, the program calculates the interaction of shear and moment and provides a satisfactory/not-satisfactory assessment of the combined pullout and shear capacity. In place of the interaction calculation there is an option for all shear load to be borne by tail bars attached to the plate. The program will report the required area of steel for the tail bars.