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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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It was shown earlier in the case of PV series that the increase in ratio of primary reinforcement beyond 0.
1) The failure mode of corbels with neither secondary reinforcement nor primary reinforcement was brittle and explosive when corbel was subjected to only vertical loading;
2) The ultimate load of a corbel was increased by increase in percentage of primary reinforcement steel, nevertheless, it is mostly pronounced for lower ratios of the main reinforcement;
Primary reinforcements are mostly attributed to the cause of ductile failure and secondary reinforcements are accentuated when either combination of vertical and horizontal loading or dynamic loading is involved.
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.
The results of McDevitt & Williams (2001) and Ploog (2001) show that delayed primary reinforcement can have important effects on behavior.
It is likely that procedural considerations modulate the degree to which delayed primary reinforcement effects are evident.
Overall, the results of these studies call into question our current understanding of how and when delayed primary reinforcement will affect responding.
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 and the rate of primary reinforcement.
If the pigeon accepts the alternative then the search key turns off and the pigeon is committed to finishing the selected alternative's schedule for primary reinforcement (handling stage).