GPSeismic anchor channel
Anchorage systems for PRECAST concrete PANELS
The GPSeismic anchorage system permits anchorage of precast facade panels to concrete structures in areas subject to seismic action.
GPSeismic connection guarantees that the components of the concrete construction can shift in relation to one another in reaction to the shifts caused from earthquake.
The anchorage system is inspired by the study of the effects of the italian earthquake in Emilia in 2012, when precast concrete girders were shifted from their original position by 20 and more centimetres. The GPseismic anchorage system permits movement in two directions and allows the girder to take on a different position from the vertical panel. The GPseismic fixing system has been studied with dynamic tests and has been subjected to the Norcia earthquake 2016 in exceptional laboratory tests. GP seismic never broke down.
Replace the screwed components to restore the joint efficiency after the earthquake.
How to install GPSeismic anchor channels?
If you need to install GPSeismic on an existing concrete beam, or if the GP siesmic channel is in a position that cannot be used for anchoring, you can use post-installable channel.
The plate measures 400x120x10 mm and it allows to install the GPsismic profile using mechanical plugs.
This plate has 8 slots 13×30 mm, 4 slots on each side, in order to permit an easier installation by choosing the position on the slots. To ensure the functionality of the anchor, it is necessary to fix 3 dowels on each side. The 6 mechanical anchors TCM2-1225/100 of M12x100 are used with holes Ø12 depth 75 mm and they are supplied in the kit together with the plate.