AFOS® Anchor Design Software: Version History

  • Optimisation for minimising user interface on screen
  • Other minor improvements

2022-06-15: Version 2.0.5

  • AFOS project file icon added
  • “Bond strength” wording in design report as per ACI 318 implemented
  • Other minor improvements

2022-03-24: Version 2.0.4

  • WA-S1 M20 and M24 added

2022-01-12: Version 2.0.3

  • 100-year design life ETA certification implemented for all chemical anchors
  • Seismic design as per AS 5216:2021 added
  • Design module for redundant non-structural systems as per AS 5216:2021 has been added for 6mm and 8mm diameter Screw Anchors.
  • Load combinations function added
  • Concrete compression stresses under base plate are now displayed in the design report.
  • Other minor improvements

2021-05-17: Version 2.0.2

  • New anchors and sizes added
  • Automatic software update function added
  • Option to select splitting control reinforcement for cracked concrete added.
  • Report layout improvements
  • Other minor improvements

2021-02-20 Version 2.0.1

  • Improved geographic region recognition
  • Other minor improvements

2020-12-21: Version 2.0.0

  • AFOS is released for public use.
  • A reduction factor is added for pry-out and concrete edge failure modes to account for overturning moment of fasteners with a lever arm close to an edge. This conservative approach is based on latest German engineering publications because current European and Australian codes/standards (AS 5216 C7.2.2.1) do not provide any method of analysis for this.

2020-03-09: Version 1.0.0 beta

  • Allfasteners AFOS testing

2013-2020

  • Ongoing software development

2013-02-28 to 2013-07-15: Version 1.0

  • The base version of the software is tested and certified by the Institute of Construction Materials at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.