The Structural Engineer's Corner

Eng. Onorio Francesco Salvatore

Sizes of reinforcing bars – Nominal size vs. Maximum size

When designing and detailing the reinforcement in a concrete structure, the dimensions referred to for bars and wires are based on “nominal sizes“. The word nominal size is used in place of diameter, referring in this way to diameter of a circle with an area equal to the effective cross-sectional area of bar or wire. […]

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