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reinforcement

[‚rē·ən′fȯrs·mənt]
(civil engineering)
Strengthening concrete, plaster, or mortar by embedding steel rods or wire mesh in it.
(materials)
A strong inert material bonded to a plastic to enhance its strength, stiffness, and resistance to impact.

reinforcement

1. In reinforced concrete, metal bars, rods, wires, or other slender members which are embedded in concrete in such a manner that the metal and the concrete act together in resisting forces.
2. Material added to provide additional strength.
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Nine corbels, in which the ratio of primary reinforcement varied from 0.
0 failed at the lowest load; this is expected since no primary reinforcement was provided in the corbel.
In accordance with the PCI, As, cross-sectional area of primary reinforcement is taken as the larger of the two values given by Eqns (1) and (2):
Thus, the variable initial-link stimulus locations eliminated side position as a potential bridge to the delayed primary reinforcement at the end of the terminal links.
Ploog's (2001) provocative study reveals that in a concurrent-chains schedule, primary reinforcement can affect initial-link responding directly and independently of conditioned reinforcement.
Primary reinforcement was reliably obtained after about 10 s in the FI 10-s terminal link, and after about 20 s in the FI 20-s terminal link.
In conclusion, the findings of this study indicate that initial-link responding may be influenced by more than just terminal-link primary reinforcement.
Secondary reinforcement strength and primary reinforcement schedule: Single group technique.
Perhaps the most common procedure for assessing choice is the concurrent-chains procedure, as depicted in Figure 1, where responding to concurrent initial-link schedules (the choice phase) is reinforced by the presentation of two mutually exclusive terminal-link schedules (the outcome phase), completion of which leads to primary reinforcement.
Applying DRT to the concurrent-chains procedure however, requires that the delay reduction signaled by each alternative be weighted by the rate of primary reinforcement for that alternative.