[en] The report presents the results of a research project and the impact of incorrect design on tensile strength values. According to results of laboratory experiments and modelling, it can be observed that, if there is an influence of 2° and 4° angle of inclination on pull-off bond strength, it is however not statistically significant: the decrease of pull-off strength is usually no larger than 14% for 4°.
Université Laval (Québec, Canada), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Denver, CO) and Vaycon Consulting (Baltimore, MA)
American Concrete Institute
Development of Specifications and Performance Criteria for Surface Preparation Based on Issues Related to Bond Strength