Anchor bolts are used to connect structural and non-structural elements to the concrete. The connection is made by assembling different components such as anchor bolts (also named fasteners), steel plates, and stiffeners.
Anchor bolts transfer different types of load: tension forces and shear forces. A connection between structural elements can be represented by a steel column attached to a reinforced concrete foundation. Whereas, a common cause of non-structural elements attached to a structural one is represented by the connection between a facade system and a reinforced concrete wall.