oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The strength increase of concrete beams with different reinforcing bars



The 2011 "Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Design III" class (National Diploma in Civil Engineering at the University of Johannesburg) embarked on a research project to demonstrate the increased strength of similar-sized concrete beams due to the increased cross-sectional area of reinforcing bars. The theoretical bending moment resistance of the beams was compared to the experimentally tested bending moment endured by the beam.


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