New ASTM standard gauges prestressing strand bond integrity

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.

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