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Title: ASTM A706/A706M-16, "Standard Specification for Deformed and Plain Low-Alloy Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement."

Author(s): ASTM Subcommittee A01.05 on Steel Reinforcement

Publication: Commentary Reference



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DOI: 10.1520/A0706_A0706M-16

Date: 3/1/2016

This specification covers deformed and plain low-alloy steel bars in cut lengths or coils for concrete reinforcement intended for applications. Restrictive mechanical properties and chemical composition are required for compatibility with controlled tensile property applications or to enhance weldability. The steel shall be electric-furnace, basic-oxygen, or open-hearth processed. Tension test, bend test, and one set of dimensional property tests including bar weight and spacing, height, and gap of deformations shall be made of each bar size rolled from a heat. All tests and inspection shall be made at the place of manufacture prior to shipment, unless otherwise specified, and shall be conducted so as not to interfere unnecessarily with the operation of the works. A retest shall be provided when the specimen fails to meet the strength and elongation property requirements of the specification.

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