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17.10.6.1
If the shear component of the strength-level earthquake-induced force applied to a single anchor or anchor group does not exceed 20 percent of the total factored anchor shear associated with the same load combination, it shall be permitted to design a single anchor or anchor group in accordance with 17.7 and the shear strength requirements of 17.5.2.
17.10.6.2
Where the shear component of the strength-level earthquake force applied to anchors exceeds 20 percent of the total factored anchor shear force associated with the same load combination, anchors and their attachments shall be designed in accordance with 17.10.6.3. The anchor design shear strength for resisting earthquake forces shall be determined in accordance with 17.7.
Exceptions: 
  • For the calculation of the in-plane shear strength of anchor bolts attaching wood sill plates of bearing or nonbearing walls of light-frame wood structures to foundations or foundation stem walls, the in-plane shear strength in accordance with 17.7.2 and 17.7.3 need not be computed and 17.10.6.3 shall be deemed to be satisfied provided all of the following are met:
    1. 1.1.  The allowable in-plane shear strength of the anchor is determined in accordance with ANSI/AWC NDS Table 12E for lateral design values parallel to grain.
    2. 1.2.  The maximum anchor nominal diameter is 5/8 inch (16 mm).
    3. 1.3.  Anchor bolts are embedded into concrete a minimum of 7 inches (178 mm).
    4. 1.4.  Anchor bolts are located a minimum of 13/4 inches (45 mm) from the edge of the concrete parallel to the length of the wood sill plate.
    5. 1.5.  Anchor bolts are located a minimum of 15 anchor diameters from the edge of the concrete perpendicular to the length of the wood sill plate.
    6. 1.6.  The sill plate is 2-inch (51 mm) or 3-inch (76 mm) nominal thickness.
  • For the calculation of the in-plane shear strength of anchor bolts attaching cold-formed steel track of bearing or nonbearing walls of light-frame construction to foundations or foundation stem walls, the in-plane shear strength in accordance with 17.7.2 and 17.7.3 need not be computed and 17.10.6.3 shall be deemed to be satisfied provided all of the following are met:
    1. 2.1.  The maximum anchor nominal diameter is 5/8 inch (16 mm).
    2. 2.2.  Anchors are embedded into concrete a minimum of 7 inches (178 mm).
    3. 2.3.  Anchors are located a minimum of 13/4 inches (45 mm) from the edge of the concrete parallel to the length of the track.
    4. 2.4.  Anchors are located a minimum of 15 anchor diameters from the edge of the concrete perpendicular to the length of the track.
    5. 2.5.  The track is 33 to 68 mil (0.84 mm to 1.73 mm) designation thickness.
  • Allowable in-plane shear strength of exempt anchors, parallel to the edge of concrete, shall be permitted to be determined in accordance with AISI S100 Section J3.3.1.
  • In light-frame construction bearing or nonbearing walls, shear strength of concrete anchors less than or equal to 1 inch [25 mm] in diameter attaching sill plate or track to foundation or foundation stem wall need not satisfy 17.10.6.3(a) through (c) when the design strength of the anchors is determined in accordance with 17.7.2.1(c).
17.10.6.3
Anchors and their attachments shall satisfy (a), (b) or (c).
(a) Anchor or anchor groups shall be designed for the maximum shear that can be transmitted to the anchor or anchor groups based on the development of a ductile yield mechanism in the attachment in tension, flexure, shear, or bearing, or a combination of those conditions, and considering both material overstrength and strain-hardening effects in the attachment.
(b) Anchor or anchor groups shall be designed for the maximum shear that can be transmitted to the anchors by a non-yielding attachment.
(c) Anchor or anchor groups shall be designed for the maximum shear obtained from factored load combinations that include E, with Eh increased by Ωo.
17.10.6.4
If anchor reinforcement is provided in accordance with 17.5.2.1(b), no reduction in design shear strength beyond that given in 17.5.2.1 shall be required.

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