World-leading reinforced concrete expert Professor Tim Ibell introduces viewers to reinforced concrete. This is the second in the Bare Essentials of Concrete series: the key things people who are studying construction or who are working in construction need to understand about concrete.
Professor Ibell is Associate Dean at the Faculty of Engineering and Design at the University of Bath. In this video he describes the underlying reasons why we reinforce concrete, how concrete and steel work together and the main principles that engineers apply to produce reinforced concrete structures.
- The compression and tension effects of loading a concrete beam.
- How steel counters the weakness of concrete in tension.
- A new material call reinforced concrete.
About the Bare Essentials of Concrete Series
This video is part of the Bare Essentials of Concrete Series, funded by CITB and Construct, in which Tim Ibell draws on his many years of practice as a leading researcher in concrete and in teaching to provide viewers with what he regards to be the key knowledge that construction professionals need to understand about reinforced concrete. Accompanying this series are two related series: the Bare Essentials of Concrete; and the Bare Essentials of Pre-stressed Concrete.
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