Double Shear Dowel
DOUBLE SHEAR DOWEL
Meadow Burke’s Double Shear Dowel range of connectors offers significant advantages over plain dowels. Each connector is a two-part assembly comprising a sleeve and a dowel component.Installation is a fast and accurate process and drilling of either formwork or concrete is not required. The sleeve is simply nailed to the formwork ensuring subsequent alignment with the dowel, which is essential for effective movement.
These connectors are manufactured from stainless steel to ensure a high degree of corrosion resistance with no requirement for additional protection.
The Double Shear Dowel is the original two-part, double dowel, shear load connector with the two dowels manufactured from Duplex stainless steel bar. The dowel component can move longitudinally within the sleeve to accommodate movement. The connector is available in 10 standard sizes and has design capacities from approximately 20kN to more than 950kN. The larger connectors can be used in joints up to 60mm wide, while larger joints can be accommodated using special dowels. Please contact our Engineering Department for further information.
DOUBLE SHEAR DOWEL–FQ
The Double Shear Dowel–Q shear load connector uses the same dowel component as the Double Shear Dowel, but the cylindrical sleeve is contained within a rectangular box section to allow lateral movement in addition to the longitudinal movement. There are nine standard sizes, which have design capacities from approximately 30kN to more than 950kN.