Reinforcement in Concrete

Definition: bars, wires, strands, fibers, or other slender elements that are embedded in a matrix such that they act together to resist forces.- ACI Concrete Terminology


Most concrete used for construction is a combination of concrete and reinforcement that is called reinforced concrete. Reinforcement for concrete is provided by embedding deformed steel bars or welded wire fabric within freshly made concrete at the time of casting. The purpose of reinforcement is to provide additional strength for concrete where it is needed. The steel provides all the tensile strength where concrete is in tension, as in beams and slabs; it supplements the compressive strength of concrete in columns and walls; and it provides extra shear strength over and above that of concrete in beams.

Practice oriented papers and articles ON REINFORCEMENT IN CONCRETE

Ushering in High-Strength Reinforcement

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 12/1/2022

Reinforcement Congestion in Cast-in-Place Concrete

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 12/1/2022

GFRP-RC Seawalls as a Means of Coastal Fortification and Extended Service Life

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 11/1/2022

Effect of the Bar Bend Radius on the Performance of Knee Joints with Common Details

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 10/1/2022

Design and Driving Performance of Two GFRP-Reinforced Concrete Piles

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Assessment of Shear Strength Design Models for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams Reinforced with Steel or FRP Bars

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Effects of Masonry Infill Retrofit with FRP Materials on the Seismic Behaviour of RC Frames

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Literature Review on External Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymers (CFRP) Reinforcements for Concrete Bridges

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Nondestructive Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Slabs Rehabilitated with Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymers

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Finite Element Modeling of the Bond-Slip Behavior of CFRP Anchors

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

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