Over the past decade there have been many changes to the traditional range of reinforcing systems available for engineers and contractors. These changes have included development of new types and styles of welded wire reinforcement. With new steel-making technology and the latest practices of cold-working rod to wire, the industry is producing higher strength and higher ductility were and welded wire for more structural uses. New headed reinforcing bar criteria is discussed that promises mechanical anchorage of reinforcing to eliminate or reduce development lengths and ease construction over conventional hooks. There is new guidance criteria to qualify mechanical reinforcement splices for designs requiring high-strain energy capacity. These papers will provide engineers and contractors with up-to-date information on new technologies that are available now to improve the performance of reinforced concrete structures, especially in zones of high seismicity and to make design and construction more cost effective.


  • English

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  • Pagination: 95 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00779845
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP-184
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 20 1999 12:00AM