distribution reinforcement

distribution-bar reinforcement, distribution steel

In a reinforced concrete slab, small-diameter steel reinforcing bars, usually at right angles to the main reinforcement; intended to spread a concentrated load on the slab and to prevent cracking.
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Moreover, the influence of various cases of distribution reinforcement bars in a section on cracking behaviour should be investigated.
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