Agni Steels’ TMT Rods Supreme Seismic resistance
Nov-08-2017 Post / agni-steels-tmt-rods-supreme-seismic-resistance
Agni Steels’ TMT Rods Supreme Seismic resistanceAgni Steels
Earthquakes are devastating natural disasters, causing severe damage to life and property in extreme circumstances. While earthquakes can be avoided by building structures in areas that are not frequently affected by them, most people don’t have this luxury of choice. Moreover, areas which are not affected by earthquakes regularly can still experience low-intensity earthquakes that may not register high on the Richter scale, but they are extremely damaging to structures.
Your building is in a precarious position when the ground it is built on begins to move, so any type of seismic movement, big or small, could cause irreparable damage to your structure that may not manifest itself immediately, but does ruin the airtight integrity of it.
The government has done its part by implementing unique building codes to designated earthquake zones, creating regulations for structures to safeguard it from the effects of earthquakes, but there really is never enough you can do to protect your investment.
TMT steel rods are built with the intention of creating a structural material that is extremely strong, but also adaptable to any structure or situation. Featuring ductility above and beyond any other type of steel rod, this feature is mainly meant to help on site working of the rod into meshes, but it also brings a few other advantages that protect structural integrity.
1. Elongation to deform and absorb energy
The manufacturing process for TMT rods imparts the steel rod with a hard outer surface but softer inner layer. This offers world-class ductility and elongation. Elongation refers to the rod’s ability to absorb stress and deform, without suffering permanent damage. During an earthquake, TMT steel rods can move within the structure, but they return to their original state after a short while due to elongation, without suffering damage that is likely to affect your structure in the long run. Agni Steels TMT rods feature world-class elongation properties far above current standards.
2. A stable seismic structural configuration
The structure of the TMT rod is also extremely important to how it reacts to stresses. The steel rod must feature an even weight and shape throughout its length, to ensure uniform dissipation of energy in the case of an earthquake. It requires adequate Tensile and Yield strength to confirm its strength in relation to its ductility. Agni Steels’ TMT rods go through a multitude of tests including being examined by a Universal Testing Machine.
Agni Steels’ TMT rods feature exceptional Yield and Tensile strength, confirmed by our exacting quality control standards and diligent manufacturing process. Our TMT bars have elongation properties far above current standards. Our TMT bars are bundled with seismic resistance features that can mitigate serious damage to life and property.