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This test method deals with the standard procedures for establishing the relative bond strength of steel reinforcing bars in concrete using beam-end specimens. This test method shall determine the effects of surface preparation or condition (such as bar coatings) on the bond strength of deformed steel reinforcing bars to concrete. The bond strengths obtained using this test method shall not be directly applicable to the design of reinforced concrete members. The beam-end test specimen shall be fabricated by casting, and conditioned by curing prior to tensile load test. The test system shall consist of the loading system, compression reaction plate, and bar displacement measurement device.
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1.1 This test method describes procedures to establish the relative bond strength of steel reinforcing bars in concrete.
1.2 This test method is intended to determine the effects of surface preparation or condition (such as bar coatings) on the bond strength of deformed steel reinforcing bars (of sizes ranging from No. 10 to No. 36 [No. 3 to No. 11]) to concrete.
1.3 The bond strengths obtained using this test method are not directly applicable to the design of reinforced concrete members.
Note 1—The bond strengths obtained using this test method are generally higher than obtained in development or splice tests using beams with the same embedment lengths. The results obtained using this test method should only be used for comparisons with results for other reinforcing bars tested using this method.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in brackets are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A775/A775M Specification for Epoxy-Coated Steel Reinforcing Bars
C192/C192M Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
E575 Practice for Reporting Data from Structural Tests of Building Constructions, Elements, Connections, and Assemblies
UNSPSC Code 30103623(Reinforcing bar or rebar or mesh)
ASTM A944-10, Standard Test Method for Comparing Bond Strength of Steel Reinforcing Bars to Concrete Using Beam-End Specimens, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top