7.3. Embedded Plates

7.3.1. How can rod-type concrete anchors be welded to embedded plates?

If a common shear stud connector size is suitable, the stud welding provisions of AWS D1.1 can be used. Other rod-type anchors can be square-cut and fillet welded if strength is adequate. Because the weld length is Pi times the rod diameter, such welding provides limited strength. When a greater welded strength is required, the rod can be beveled on two sides to a chisel point as illustrated in Figure 7.1.5-2, which allows for easier deposition of weld metal than beveling to a pencil point.