WELDED FABRIC AND BS 4466 AS AIDS TO PREFABRICATION

The current version of BS 4466, issued in 1981 now refers, not merely to bars but to concrete reinforcement in general and includes a guidance on the specification and use of fabric reinforcement. The author examines the use of fabrics giving practical illustrations of their use in deep ribbed floors with links, precast box culverts, in situ reinforced concrete drainage channels, bridge parapets and edge beams. The rigidity of welded fabrics is well suited for the assembly of plane elements using prefabrication where the wired-up alternative is impractical. However, bent shapes need to rest together for efficient transport and storage. Examples given show that fabrics need only be differentiated from bar reinforcement in terms of physical geometry. It can provide two-directional reinforcement and can be used in conjunction with uni-directional bars, the balance of these two forms leading to overall construction efficiency. (TRRL)

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    Plenum Publishing Corporation

    233 Spring Street
    New York, NY  United States  10013
  • Authors:
    • Jones, B M
  • Publication Date: 1984-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 14-15
  • Serial:
    • CONCRETE
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: THE CONCRETE SOCIETY
    • ISSN: 0010-5317

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394582
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM