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Benefits of Ductility in TMT Iron Rods

Thermo-Mechanically-Treated (TMT) iron rods are known for their high yield strength and ductility which make them highly preferable and the most common building materials suitable for all kinds of construction. Ductility is as important as strength in TMT iron rods because of its impact in holding structures firm during earthquakes.

What Makes TMT Iron Rod Ductile

The ductility of TMT iron rods means that it can bend up to its maximum tensile strength without being brittle or losing its strength. It is the ability of the iron rod to easily deform and adapt as it is put under stress with tensile load within a construction unit. It is also known as the ability of the iron rod to be elongated. The ductility of TMT iron rod is therefore made possible through its elongation.

Ductility is formed in TMT iron rod as a result of the annealing process, in which the soft inner core cools under atmospheric temperature. This results in the formation of a ferrite-pearlite core that provides the ductility.

Importance of Ductility in TMT Iron Rods

  • Safety
  • Ductility improves the overall safety of the structure after exceeding the permissible load values. Construction projects are designed with the expected load in mind. In the process of construction, the structure, a bridge for example, can carry extra load if the concrete is reinforced with TMT iron rod because of its ductility.

  • Bendability
  • Ductility gives TMT iron rod easy and higher bendability. This ensures that it can be bent and shaped as one desires without breaking or cracking and can be used for various construction purposes. The bendability also ensures protection from natural disasters such as earthquake.

  • Aesthetic design
  • The ductility of TMT iron rod results in greater pliability which allows for aesthetic designing of a structure. As a result of its easy bendability, which enables it to be shaped according to one’s need and structural specifications, TMT iron rod makes aesthetic design possible and easy while still ensuring the safety of the structure.

  • Ability to withstand earthquake/shock wave
  • Any TMT iron rod with perfect ductility gives high level of flexibility to buildings and structures. This helps the building to maintain its structure during earthquake and other natural disasters.

  • Longevity
  • Ductility gives TMT iron rod ability to stop any sudden failure caused by extra load. It also makes the iron rod take in tension force and withstand stronger shock waves. This gives the structure a longer lifespan and enables it to serve its purpose for many years. It also guides against the need for constant renovation and repairs caused by damage and collapse.

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Make the Right Choice

Build with TIGER TMT iron rod, the best and most preferred TMT brand. TIGER TMT iron rod goes through the most advanced and fully-automated quenching process that makes the inner part softer and the outer part harder. This gives it perfect ductility without losing its toughness.

TIGER TMT also has great bending properties and is easily shaped without cracking or breaking. This quality makes TIGER TMT resistant to earthquake and other natural disasters.

By resisting earthquake, TIGER TMT gives buildings and structure durability, longevity and ensures that they are long-lasting.

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