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Wires usually have higher yield strengths as compared to rebars; implying for a given moment per sq. m you might get away with higher spacing, assuming you are using same dia of each of them. Regards,

Syed Faiz Ahmad; MEngg, M.ASCE

Senior Structural Engineer

Saudi Oger Ltd

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

>From: GSKWY(--nospam--at)
>To: Seaint(--nospam--at)
>Subject: Bar versus wire
>Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 14:44:58 EST
>What is the difference between specifying bar versus wire, i.e. a #5 versus
>D31 wire (same size). If you specify D31 wire, do you get it in a coil,
>like what they fabricate the bars from?
>What is the advantage of specifying D31 wire when it is something like a 10
>ft length?
>I am trying to make sense out of something I am reading pertains to
>research for bridge design.
>Gail S. Kelley

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