Analysis of the Mechanical Conformity of the Reinforcement Steels Used in Nigerian Market to the Standards
Begmyrat Kulmedov *, Abubakar Dayyabu, Sanusi Abdulganiyu, Abdullahi Abubakar Hassan
Department of Civil Engineering, Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria.
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Population growth in cities couple with lack of spaces for building forced people and government to embrace the concept of high-rise building. The construction of high-rise building involves proper idealization, estimation of loads, analysis of idealize structure, adequate specification of sizes and material. The paper investigated the mechanical compliance of market supply by reinforced concrete iron rod in with BS 4449 requirement of diameter, yield strength, elongation, and stress ratio through hydraulic universal testing machine. As a result, among the eight manufacturers only F and H complied to the size specified on the reinforcement. On yield strength only F and on % elongation only C, E and H complied with standards.