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ASTM A951 / A951M - 11 standard specification for steel wire for masonry joint reinforcement


Source: ASTM International

Specification covers masonry joint reinforcements fabricated from cold-drawn steel wires. It specifies that joint reinforcement consists of longitudinal wires welded to cross wires. Wire used in the manufacture of masonry joint reinforcement shall be round. Masonry joint reinforcement shall then be assembled by automatic machines or by other suitable mechanical means that will assure accurate spacing and alignment of all members of the finished product. Longitudinal and cross wires shall be securely connected at every intersection by an electric-resistance welding process and then it shall be deformed. Tension, weld shear strength, and bend tests shall be performed on the samples. When corrosion protection of joint reinforcement has been provided, it shall be either zinc coated mill or hot-dip galvanized.

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1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers masonry joint reinforcement fabricated from cold-drawn steel wire. Joint reinforcement consists of longitudinal wires welded to cross wires.

1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards
A82/A82M Specification for Steel Wire, Plain, for Concrete Reinforcement
A185/A185M Specification for Steel Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain, for Concrete
A496/A496M Specification for Steel Wire, Deformed, for Concrete Reinforcement
A580/A580M Specification for Stainless Steel Wire
A641/A641M Specification for Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Carbon Steel Wire

Index Terms

cross wires; deformed; galvanized wire; hot-dipped galvanized; joint reinforcement; ladder type; longitudinal wires; tensile properties; truss type; weld shear strength: Masonry joint reinforcement; Masonry units--specifications;

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 91.080.30 (Masonry)

DOI: 10.1520/A0951_A0951M-11

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