Term of the Road Dictionary

reinforced concrete

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Roads Materials Mixed Materials
  • Definition : Composite material in which concrete's relatively low tensile strength and ductility are counteracted by the inclusion of reinforcement having higher tensile strength and/or ductility. Note: the reinforcement is usually, though not necessarily, steel bars and is usually embedded passively in the concrete before the concrete sets.

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