Use of Expanded Metal as Reinforcement in Concrete Slabs

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Title: Use of Expanded Metal as Reinforcement in Concrete Slabs

Author(s): John M. Hanson, S. P. Shah, and J. David Harmon

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 73

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 97-103

Keywords: concrete slabs; crack width and spacing;cracking (fracturing); deformation; flexural strength;loads (forces); metals; reinforced concrete; reinforcing materials;reinforcing steels; splicing; splitting tensile strength;strains;tensile strength;tension test

Date: 2/1/1976

Abstract:
An investigation was conducted to assess the structural performance of concrete slabs reinforced with expanded metal. The investigation included a total of eight tests on specimens containing a single layer of expanded metal for tension reinforcement. Variables included the size of ex anded metal, splice conditions, and orientation of te metal in the long way diamond or short way diamond directions. Comparison of the observed behavior of the specimens with that predicted in accord with the ACI Building Code (ACI 318-71) was consistently favorable.