balanced reinforcement

balanced reinforcement

[′bal·ənst ‚rē·ən′fȯr·smənt]
(civil engineering)
An amount and distribution of steel reinforcement in a flexural reinforced concrete member such that the allowable tensile stress in the steel and the allowable compressive stress in the concrete are attained simultaneously.

balanced reinforcement

An amount and distribution of steel reinforcement in a flexural reinforced concrete member such that the allowable tensile stress in the steel and the allowable compressive stress in the concrete are attained simultaneously.
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The basis for the flexural strength design methodology of concrete member with non-metallic reinforcement is the balanced reinforcement ratio [rho].
Because of the prestressing of GFRP reinforcement, high strength of GFRP rebar might be used more efficiently, when the reinforcement ratio is greater than the balanced reinforcement ratio.
Tri-Ply reportedly provides a balanced reinforcement that lies flat during processing.