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ASTM A185 Standard Specification for Steel Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain, for Concrete This standard is issued

under the fixed designation A 185; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A superscript epsilon e! indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval. This standard has been approved for use by agencies of the "epartment of "efense. This specification covers welded wire reinforcement to be used for the reinforcement of concrete. NOTEWelded wire for concrete reinforcement has been described by various terms: welded wire fabric, WWF, fabric, and mesh. The wire reinforcement industry prefers the term welded wire reinforcement! "WW#$ as bein% more representative of the ran%e of products bein% manufactured. Therefore, the term welded wire fabric! has been replaced with the term welded wire reinforcement! in this specification and in related specifications. The values stated in inch#pound or $% units are to be regarded as standard. &ithin the text the inch#pound units are shown in parenthesis. The values stated in each system are not exact e'uivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. (ombining values may result in nonconformance with the specification. Referenced Documents ASTM Standards: A 8) $pecification for $teel &ire, *lain, for (oncrete +einforcement A ,-- *ractices for *ac.aging, /ar.ing, and 0oading /ethods for $teel *roducts for "omestic $hipment

Military Standards: /%0#$T"#1)1 /ar.ing for $hipment and $torage /%0#$T"#123 $teel /ill *roducts *reparation for $hipment and $torage

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Terminolo!y "efinitions of Terms $pecific to This $tandard6 convoluted wire7when wire for welded wire reinforcement is formed into a sinusoidal wave shape, it is

commonly referred to as convoluted wire. The wire is used in the manufacture of cages for certain applications of concrete pipe reinforcing. welded wire reinforcement7as used within the scope and intent of this specification, designates a material composed of cold#drawn steel wire, as#drawn or galvani8ed, fabricated into sheets or rolls by the process of electric resistance welding. The finished material shall consist essentially of a series of longitudinal and transverse wires arranged substantially at right angles to each other, and welded together at points of intersection.

Materials The wire used in the manufacture of welded wire reinforcement shall conform to $pecification A 8) and its $upplement $1 if so ordered. &elded wire reinforcement shall be furnished either in flat sheets, or in rolls, as specified by the purchaser. Manufacture The wires shall be assembled by automatic machines or by other suitable mechanical means which will assure accurate spacing and alignment of all wires of the finished welded wire reinforcement. 0ongitudinal and transverse wires shall be securely connected at every intersection by a process of electricalresistance welding which employs the principle of fusion combined with pressure. &ire of proper grade and 'uality when fabricated in the manner herein re'uired shall result in a strong, serviceable mat#type product having substantially s'uare or rectangular openings. %t shall be fabricated and finished in a wor.manli.e manner, shall be free from in9urious defects, and shall conform to this specification. NOTE& variation of manufacturin% includes the application of one or more lon%itudinal convoluted wires at one ed%e of welded wire reinforcement for concrete pipe reinforcin% ca%es. This shape allows the ca%e ends to be e'panded to a lar%er diameter to accommodate the bell( shaped ends of concrete pipe. :isit our site to download http:))%oo.%l)a*+d,s