Movement joints in reinforced concrete structures can now be
designed with a Eurocode-compliant design program, available free
from Ancon Building Products. The design method used by Ancon in the
DSD Shear Load Connector program incorporates all relevant parts of
Eurocodes 2, 3 and 4.
For a given application, the program calculates the size and quantity of shear load connectors required, the edge distance and spacing at which they should be installed and the necessary local reinforcement.
Users can select from a variety of concrete strengths and can either directly input a factored design load or ask the program to calculate this from the static and imposed load data.