EXPEDIENT REINFORCEMENT FOR CONCRETE FOR USE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: REPORT 2. PRELIMINARY TESTS OF BARBED WIRE, CONCERTINA WIRE, WIRE ROPE, LANDING MAT, AND LANDING MAT TIE BARS
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The report concerns materials generally available near theater of operations areas, specifically, barbed and concertina wire, wire rope, landing mat, and landing mat tie bars. The most important engineering properties yield strength, tensile strength, elastic modulus, and bond of the materials were determined and 17 concrete beams were cast and tested to determine the suitability of the materials as reinforcement and to develop design procedures. Each of the materials tested can be used as expedient reinforcement, but due to its method of fabrication, wire rope is the least desirable.
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