Wire mesh, also known as BRC mesh, is an extremely versatile metal fabric that is said to have thousands of different uses around the world. It is a wire cloth or wire fabric that possesses innumerable combinations of mesh panel opening sizes and diameter wires.
Progress Abms is a leading wire mesh supplier in Singapore with competitive prices. We specialise in offering welded wire mesh.
Anchorage and Weld
Welded mesh is manufactured with automatic welding machines to develop a weld shear stress of 250 N/mm². This weld is achieved by a controlled combination of pressure, electric current and time to develop a fusion of wires without reducing tensile properties of the wire.
Once the welded mesh is embedded in concrete, the anchorage of the fabric necessary to develop tensile stresses within the wire is achieved by the embedded of the cross wire. With the weld shear stress referred to above, one weld will achieve at least half of the specified characteristic yield stress of the wire. Hence the bond between the wire surface and the concrete can be regarded as additional anchorage and the tensile stresses can be developed in shorter lengths than those required by smooth bars. An embedded of two welds will develop at yield strength of the wire.
Common Applications of Wire Mesh
Wire mesh is widely used in public housing and construction projects.
Here are some of its applications:
- Drain mesh
- Slab mesh
- Precage wall
- Precast staircase
- Beam stirrup cage
- Column link cage
|Type A||Square Fabric||200mm x 200mm spacing|
|Type B||Rectangular Fabric||100mm main wire spacing, 200mm cross wire spacing|
|Type C||Long Fabric||100mm main wire spacing, 400mm cross wire spacing|
|Type DA||Small Square Fabric||100mm x 100mm spacing|
PROGRESS Standard Fabrics could be selected from the table below, for example:
|Area of steel required in a slab design||Specify B10|