Steel Reinforcement Properties and Availability


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Title: Steel Reinforcement Properties and Availability

Author(s): ACI Committee 439

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 74

Issue: 10

Appears on pages(s): 481-492

Keywords: bend tests; bending (reinforcing steals);deformed reinforcement; ductility; mechanical properties; prestressing steels; reinforced concrete; reinforcing steels; specifications;spiral reinforcement;tensile strength: welded wire fabric: yield strength.

Date: 10/1/1977

The material properties of the various types of steel reinforcement produced for use in the United States are described. Deformed reinforcing bars, plain bars and wire, welded wire fabric, bar mats, and prestressing reinforcement are the reinforcement types examined. The requirements and restrictions of the pertinent ASTM specifications are reviewed. Included is a discussion of the test requirements of deformed reinforcing bars. The availability of the various types and sizes of reinforcement in the United States is also summarized.