RebarASTM A 1034 (A-1034) test methods cover the testing of mechanical splices for steel rebar reinforcing bars. Steel bar in concrete has different mechanical behavior than bar-splice in testing without concrete. ASTM test standards aim to compensate this problem through their testing method in order to get an accurate measurement of the steel strength. Through the ASTM 1034 method of testing mechanical splices for reinforcing bars, acceptable mechanical properties can be determined. Specific strain loading conditions determine splice that should be used to reinforce concrete structures.

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