reinforced concrete
noun Date: 1902 concrete in which metal (as steel) is embedded so that the two materials act together in resisting forces

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  • Reinforced concrete — is concrete in which reinforcement bars ( rebars ), reinforcement grids, plates or fibers have been incorporated to strengthen the concrete in tension. It was invented by French gardener Joseph Monier in 1849 and patented in 1867.[1] The term… …   Wikipedia

  • reinforced concrete — concrete containing steel bars, strands, mesh, etc., to absorb tensile and shearing stresses. [1900 05] * * * Concrete in which steel is embedded in such a manner that the two materials act together in resisting forces. The reinforcing steel rods …   Universalium

  • Reinforced concrete — Re in*forced con crete Concrete having within its mass a system of iron or steel supports, such as bars, rods, or a heavy mesh, to provide increased tensile strength and shear resistance. Same as {Ferro concrete}. [Also spelled {reenforced… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reinforced concrete — n [U] ↑concrete with metal bars in it to make it stronger …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reinforced concrete — ► NOUN ▪ concrete in which metal bars or wire are embedded to strengthen it …   English terms dictionary

  • reinforced concrete — n. concrete masonry containing steel bars or mesh to increase its tensile strength …   English World dictionary

  • reinforced concrete — noun concrete with metal and/or mesh added to provide extra support against stresses (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑ferroconcrete • Hypernyms: ↑concrete * * * noun [noncount] : concrete that has metal bars inside of it to make it stronger * * * ˌreinforced… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reinforced concrete — N UNCOUNT Reinforced concrete is concrete that is made with pieces of metal inside it to make it stronger. The prison was the safest building in the whole area because it was made of reinforced concrete …   English dictionary

  • reinforced concrete — gelžbetonis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Betono ir armatūros, dažniausiai plieninės, derinys. atitikmenys: angl. reinforced concrete rus. железобетон …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • reinforced concrete — concrete that is cast on metal molds, fortified concrete …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reinforced concrete —    Concrete with increased tensile strength produced by iron or steel mesh or bars embedded in it. Also called ferroconcrete …   Glossary of Art Terms

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