College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 10 - Conceptual Questions - Page 395: 12


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It is more likely to find steel rods in horizontal concrete beams than in vertical concrete columns. Concrete is a material which is strong in compression but weak in tension. Since it is weak in tension, hence it needs steel reinforcements to increase its strength when under tensile forces
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