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ASTM A1034

ASTM A1034 is a testing standard that covers the testing of mechanical splices for reinforcing bars. The bar-splice assembly consists of two reinforcing bars connected with a mechanical splice and represents the mechanical splice used in practice. Results obtained from testing the bar-splice assembly can be used to determine the acceptability of the mechanical splice for use in reinforced concrete structural members under specific design criteria.

The various test methods described in this standard are applicable to any type of mechanical splice manufactured to join steel reinforcing bars of any grade, uncoated or coated. The standard covers tension, compression…

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