The current construction of building structures is dominated by reinforced steel. Reinforced steel bars are preferred for their unmatched tensile strength which the concrete is weak to provide and ductility factor, that helps to withstand the load of the structure. There are different grades and different diameters (mm) of the reinforced bars in the current market namely Fe 415, Fe 500, Fe 550 and Fe 600.
Reinforced steel bars are the commonly used materials today in the field of construction whether it is for constructing homes, buildings or any structure. Initially, I was preferred for reinforcement of structures but when stronger iterations were introduced, the people made a wrong choice by favoring them. My name is Fe 415.
Well, the last blog was all about the prevention of corrosion on reinforcement steel bars and two methods used for the prevention were described, but only one method was fully detailed. The other method is detailed right here. Let’s buckle up.
Corrosion is not something to be taken lightly. It poses a dangerous threat to the overall strength of the building structure. Corrosion starts out pretty much simple and advances through several stages that result in the eventual collapsing of the structure. Even though corrosion is threatening for RCC, there are preventive measures that can be taken to considerably delay the corrosion effects.
The last blog described the universal problem affecting the RCC which is corrosion / rusting and what are the causes of corrosion. In order for a Reinforced structure to have corrosion, the presence of these two components is needed which is moisture and air. Usually, corrosion starts out slowly and results in severe damages which in turn affects the structural integrity of the building.
Thermo Mechanically treated steel bars created the current standard of reinforcement. Their excellent tensile strength and ductility make them ideal and preferred for construction of building structures. Building structures are always susceptible to environmental changes. No building will ever be the same once the environmental changes kick in. Out of all the changes, the most serious and devastating is corrosion.
Construction of a house requires perfect planning and the sufficient strength to withstand loads of the structure and the certain natural disasters. In order to deliver such strength, the TMT steel reinforced bars are primarily used. Thermo Mechanically Treated (TMT) steel reinforced bars are known for their absolute strength and ductility. TMT is actually an innovated procedure performed on the hot rolled steel bars, which results in a strong outer martensite layer that deals the tensile strength and a soft ferrite-pearlite inner core which deals with the ductility factor. TMT reinforced steel bars are known for its Bendability.
Steel is the most widely used material in the construction field. Being an alloy of Iron, Carbon, it is known for its high tensile strength and low cost. Before the inclusion of steel, concrete was solely used for building structures but the catch was that concrete could only deal with the compressive strength of the structure and couldn’t deal with the tensile strength. This situation was quite a challenge to overcome until the introduction of reinforcement.
The previous blog explained about the evolution of steel using different techniques and also how it changed the economic status of the world. Steel is mainly preferred as reinforcements due to their high tensile strength. In earlier times Iron bars was used as reinforcement but it became unsuitable due to formation of corrosion very quickly. It was replaced by Mild Steel (MS) reinforced bar. Even though Mild Steel rebars has good workability, ductility and anti corrosion properties, it has poor bonding with concrete since it’s outer surface is smooth.
In the previous blog, we saw how steel has managed to stay ahead of its competition, in this blog we will discuss in considerable detail about the ability of steel to be flexibility, weldability, and retain the strength. We will also look at some specific shapes of steel which are used in day to day construction projects as well as large-scale projects.