Influence of Glue-free Zones on the Withdrawal Capacity of Glued-in Steel Threaded Rods
Keywords:Glued-in steel treaded rods, Defects, Glue-free zones, Withdrawal capacity, Destructive testing
The hidden nature of a glued-in rod joint presents considerable challenges with regards to quality control, and there has been minimal research on the subject to fully understand the influence of defects on the joint performance. In this study, voids in adhesive line or glue-free zones were simulated in various depths of the embedded rod, and the results were compared to a reference sample population without defects. Withdrawal capacity of glued-in steel threaded rods were lower compared to reference group samples without gluing defects, when glue simulated voids or glue-free zones were positioned in the middle part and upper (closer to sample crosscut surface) part of the glued-in rods. And no difference was observed of simulated glue-free zones in the lower (the deepest) part, closer to the end of the glued-in rod, compared to reference group samples without gluing defects.