Characteristics of an ideal reinforcing material

Content of this article : Characteristics of an Ideal Reinforcing Material,Steel as Reinforcing Material has high tensile strength and elasticity.,Deformed Bars and Twisted Bars Characteristics of an Ideal Reinforcing Material The characteristics of an ideal reinforcing material are: It should be easily and cheaply available in bulk. It should possess high tensile stress and elasticity. Its thermal coefficient of expansion should be nearly equal to that of concrete to minimise thermal stress. It should have a long and durable life so that it can render service for longer time. It should be free from loose mill scales, loose rust and coat of paints, which reduce the bond. It should be capable of forming perfect bond or grip with concrete so that stresses are transferred from one material to the other.    Steel as Reinforcing Material The steel is commonly used as reinforcing material due to its following qualities. It possesses…

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