New ASTM standard gauges prestressing strand bond integrity
- Published: Tuesday, 08 March 2016 16:14
- Written by Concrete News
Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff
ASTM A1096, Test Method for Evaluating the Bond Quality of Steel Wire for Concrete stems from assessment of precast concrete members where indented prestressing wires exhibit potential bond-related cracking. Soon to be published by ASTM Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys, the standard is based on A1081, Test Method for Evaluating Bond of Seven-Wire Steel Prestressing Strand.