×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Jobs

Shrinkage reinforcement for thick block foundations

Shrinkage reinforcement for thick block foundations

Shrinkage reinforcement for thick block foundations

(OP)
Hello,
I'd like to have a clear interpretation of the the below requirement of BS CP2012, Part 1 Cl.3.5.7, if possible with some sketchs.
Is 600 mm spacing between reinforcement layers or between bars ? what is cube reinforcement ?
Is it equivalent to shrinkage ratio 0.0018 in ACI ? I think only horizontal layers are required for shrinkage.

Thank you for your help.

RE: Shrinkage reinforcement for thick block foundations

The 600 is between layers. Read further and it is maximum 300 between bars. This is for "block" machine foundations subject to dynamic loading. No relation to the ACI minimum shrinkage reinforcement.

Doesn't the "Fig. 4" which is referenced show you a picture?

RE: Shrinkage reinforcement for thick block foundations

(OP)
Thank you for your reply Hokie,
The "Fig4" doesen't show these reinforcement bars.

It's said in (5) that shrinkage reinforcement should be provided.

RE: Shrinkage reinforcement for thick block foundations

I agree that the provisions of that standard are unclear in their intent.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close