ASTM A Standard Specification for Axle-Steel Deformed And Plain Bars For Concrete Reinforcement. Be notified when this Standard is updated or. ASTM BAR SIZES, GRADES AND MARKING REQUIREMENTS No. •. Rail Steel. #3-# •. No. •. A #3-#5. •. No. A. Axle Steel. #6-# •. Yes. A. #3-# 5. Internet Archive BookReader. ASTM A Axle-Steel Deformed and Plain Bars for Concrete Reinforcement. The BookReader requires JavaScript to be enabled .

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Some standard masonry units like blocks and bricks are made with voids to accommodate rebar, which is then secured in place with grout.

This type of failure manifested in the partial collapse of the Z617 Hotel in Long Beach, California and total collapse of the Eastman Kodak Building in Rochester, New York, both during construction in With the increase in demand of construction standardization, innovative reinforcing systems such as Kahn’s were pushed to the side in favor of the concrete reinforcing systems seen today.

Rebar, like almost all metal products, can be recycled as scrap. Retrieved 15 November He used twisted rebar in this structure.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Rebar. Sizes smaller than 3 are no longer recognized as standard sizes. Rebars are available in the following grades as per IS: In early concrete construction bars 1 inch and larger were only available in square sections, and when large format deformed round bars became available around [16] the astn manufactured them to provide the cross-sectional area equivalent of standard square bar sizes that were formerly used.

Masonry structures and the mortar holding them together have similar properties to concrete and also have a limited ability to carry tensile loads.


Rebar is available in grades and specifications that vary in yield strengthultimate tensile strengthchemical compositionand percentage of elongation.

These materials are not common. Roman concrete Roman engineering Ancient Roman architecture. Too little concrete cover can compromise this guard through carbonation from the surface, and salt penetration.

ASTM A Axle-Steel Deformed and Plain Bars for Concrete Reinforcement

It is available in many forms, such as spirals for reinforcing columns, common rods, and meshes. Sometimes limitations on available material grades for specific bar sizes is related to the manufacturing process used, as well as the availability of controlled quality raw materials used.

What are they and why are they important? For other uses, see Rebar disambiguation.

Byer Steel Group – A Axle Grade Rebar

For tying epoxy coated or galvanised a6177, epoxy coated or galvanized wire is normally used, respectively. This combination is known as reinforced masonry. Historic grades include 30, 33, 35, 36, 50 and 55 which are not in common use today.

As a French gardener, Monier patented reinforced concrete flower pots inbefore proceeding to build reinforced concrete water tanks and bridges. Material with a carbon-equivalent of less than 0. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. This is a detailing requirement for concrete ductility in seismic zones; If a single strand of stirrup with a hook at each end was required, this would typically be both specified and illustrated.

Concrete is strong under compression, but has weak tensile strength.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Kahn predicted concrete beams with this reinforcing system would bend like a Warren Truss, and also thought of this rebar as shear reinforcement. Steel for the reinforcement of concrete. Some material specifications cover multiple grades, and in such cases it is necessary to indicate both the material specification and grade.


There are no fractional bar sizes in this system.

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ASTM A is an example of a controlled property range material specification which has a minimum yield strength of 60 ksi MPamaximum yield strength of 78 ksi MPaminimum tensile strength of 80 ksi MPa and not less than 1.

The steel reinforcing bars may also be coated in an epoxy resin designed to resist the effects of corrosion mostly in saltwater environments, but also land based constructions. Rebar that is not produced to the ASTM A specification is generally not suitable for welding without calculating the “carbon-equivalent”.

Retrieved February 28, In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The metal is partially straightened, bundled and sold. This section does not cite any sources.

These are not considered standard metric sizes, and thus is often referred to as a soft conversion or the “soft metric” size. Number 3 rebars used as stirrups, spaced at 9 inches on center. By asym in New Zealand practice all stirrups are normally interpreted as being full, closed, loops. Bars are typically abbreviated to simply ‘N’ hot-rolled deformed bar’R’ hot-rolled round bar’RW’ cold-drawn ribbed wire or ‘W’ cold-drawn round wireas the yield strength and ductility class can be implied from the shape.

Most commercially available rebar is made from unidirectional fibers set in a thermoset polymer resin, and is often referred to as FRP. Rebar is most commonly manufactured in grades 40, 60, and 75 with higher strength readily available in grades 80,and Adtm steel reinforcement is divided into primary and secondary reinforcement, but there are other minor uses:.