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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Rebar grades are customarily noted on engineering documents, even when there are no other grade options within a61 material specification, in order to eliminate confusion and avoid potential quality issues such as might occur if a material substitution is made.

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 industry manufactured them to provide the cross-sectional area equivalent of standard square bar a67 that were formerly used.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Stirrups form the outer part of a rebar cage. As rust takes up greater volume than the steel from which it was formed, it causes severe internal pressure on the surrounding concrete, leading to cracking, spallingand, ultimately, structural failure.

In certain cases, such as earthquake engineering and blast resistant design where post-yield behavior is expected, it is important to be able to predict and control properties such as the maximum yield astk and minimum ratio of tensile strength to yield strength. Roman concrete Roman engineering Ancient Roman architecture. Fabricated rebar must exceed the grade’s minimum yield strength and any other material specification requirements when inspected and tested.


Kahn predicted concrete beams with this reinforcing system would bend like a Warren Truss, and also thought of this rebar as shear reinforcement.

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They scour the site, extracting the metal using bolt cutters, welding equipment, sledgehammers, and other tools. This eliminates ambiguity in the notations used around the world.

This type of failure manifested in the partial collapse of aastm Bixby Asmt in Long Beach, California and total collapse of the Eastman Kodak Building in Rochester, New York, both during construction in This combination is known as reinforced masonry.

Material specifications set the requirements for grades as well as additional properties such as, chemical composition, minimum elongation, physical tolerances, etc. Views Read Edit View history. In countries that use the metric system, the grade designation is typically the yield strength in awtm MPa, for example grade similar to US grade 60, however metric grade is actually the exact substitution for the US grade. The most common type of rebar is carbon steel, typically consisting of hot-rolled round bars with deformation patterns.

This is a particular problem atm the concrete is exposed to salt water, as in bridges where salt is applied to roadways in winter, or in marine applications.

Building materials Concrete Foundations buildings and structures Reinforced concrete Russian inventions Steels. 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 significantly increases the tensile strength of the sstm.

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

Common rebar is made of unfinished tempered steel, making it susceptible to rusting. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat The carcass of the tower was connected to its cast iron tented roofcrowned with one of the first known lightning rods. Ransomean English engineer and architect who worked in the United States, made a significant contribution to the development of reinforcing bars in concrete construction.


In Switzerland some sizes are different from European standard. This first approach increases the friction locking the bar into place, while the second makes use of the high compressive strength of concrete. Too much concrete cover can cause bigger crack widths which also compromises the local guard.

However, for small or custom work a tool known as a Hickey, or hand rebar bender, is sufficient. Why It Almost Mattered”. This phenomenon is known as oxide jacking. High strength steels for prestressed concrete may absolutely not be welded. Stainless steel rebar with low magnetic permeability is available and is sometimes used to avoid magnetic interference issues. Number 3 rebars used as stirrups, spaced at 9 inches on center.

By default in New Zealand practice all stirrups are normally interpreted as being full, closed, loops. The use of a grade by itself only indicates the minimum permissible yield strength, and it must be used in the context of a material specification in order to fully describe product requirements for rebar. Fundamentals of Building Construction: Sometimes limitations on available material grades for aetm bar sizes is related to the manufacturing process used, as well as the availability of controlled quality raw materials used.

His twisted rebar was, however, not initially appreciated and even ridiculed at the Technical Society of California, where members stated that the twisting would weaken the iron. This article needs additional citations for verification.

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