Prying of a Large Span Plate Undergoing a Large Moment Load and Small Shear and Tensile Forces
This project will determine an accurate method to design safety anchor and davit base plates for installation on high-rise buildings. Safety anchor and davit bases are structures that are specific to façade access systems. They are similar to bases in other structures, such as bases for traffic signs or building columns; however there are differences in the design and application of these various bases that does not allow the design methods of bases for traffic signs or building columns to be applied to the design of safety anchor and davit bases. This project will use a combination of computer modeling and physical testing of safety anchor and davit bases to develop a method of predicting the behaviour of these bases under specified conditions. This will allow Ankor Eng Inc. to reliably design safety anchor and davit bases. This is important for Ankor Eng. Inc. as new high-rise buildings are becoming more architecturally complex and the design requirements for safety anchor and davit bases are becoming harder to satisfy.