What is the full form of RCC

Hello and welcome to thecivilengineer18.com. RCC stands for Reinforced Cement Concrete and it's commonly used in the construction industry. The name came into existence because concrete has high compressive strength, but is weak in tension. To overcome this weakness, steel bars known as reinforcement are added to the tension areas of the concrete. Steel is good at tension, so this composite mixture of concrete and steel reinforcement is known as RCC.

The reinforcement used is typically steel bars, available in various types and sizes. Thermo Mechanically Treated (TMT) Bars are the most commonly used type and come in different diameters such as 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 20mm, 25mm, 32mm, and 36mm. Each diameter is used for different purposes. For example, 8mm and 10mm are mainly used in slab construction.

Concrete is high in compression and its compressive strength depends on the ratio of the mix in which it is prepared. Based on the Cement: Sand: Aggregate ratio, the concrete may be classified as M5, M7.5, M10, M15, M20, and M25. If you want to know more about concrete, check out our article titled "What is the difference between concrete and cement?"

RCC is obtained by the combination of steel and concrete. Concrete and steel reinforcement work together in a symbiotic relationship. Steel provides strength to the RCC structure, while concrete protects the steel from corrosion and environmental exposure.

Steel is the most suitable material for RCC because it expands and contracts based on temperature changes, which is similar to that of concrete. RCC has several benefits, including higher strength, economical, versatility, fire and weather resistance, low maintenance cost, ductility, and seismic resistance.

However, RCC also has some disadvantages, such as space consumption during construction, the requirement for high-quality materials, and the fact that it takes time to attain its final strength.

RCC is used in various applications, including residential and commercial buildings, highway construction, irrigation canals, and bridge construction.


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