Pressure-gas butt welding of reinforcing bars

  • I. C. Armstrong Ministry of Works, Wellington, New Zealand
  • W. J. Page Ministry of Works, Wellington, New Zealand

Abstract

Detailing for ductility in reinforced concrete earthquake-resistant structures and the risk of non-ductile failure at lap splices of the larger sizes of reinforcing bars have resulted in increasing use of full-strength butt welds of reinforcing bars. The benefits to be gained from eliminating long lengths of lapping bars and reducing serious congestion are overshadowed, however, by the time and cost (both direct and indirect) involved in making arc welds on site and the necessity for special supervision and testing of the work.

Published
1969-09-30
How to Cite
Armstrong, I. C., & Page, W. J. (1969). Pressure-gas butt welding of reinforcing bars. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 2(3), 329-336. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.2.3.329-336
Section
Articles