chapter  9
The Bond Strength of Reinforcing Bars
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The transfer of stresses between a reinforcing bar and the surrounding concrete is a very complex problem. Only a few attempts have been made to create a rational theory, cf. Ferguson and Briceno [69.7], Tepfers [73.3], and Esfahani and Rangan [96.7]. Hitherto, designers have therefore had to rely on empirical rules based on experiments.