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LAP LENGTH FORMULA:


LAP LENGTH IN TENSION:
The lap length including anchorage value of hooks shall be

1.  For flexural tension – Ld or 30d whichever is greater.

2. For direct tension – 2Ld or 30d whichever is greater.

The straight length of lapping shall not be less than 15d or 20 cm.

LAP LENGTH IN COMPRESSION:


The lap length in compression shall be equivalent to the development
length in compression computed but not less than 24d.

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FOR DIFFERENT DIAMETER BARS:


In case of bars having different diameter are to be spliced, the lap
length is calculated on the basis of smaller diameter bar.

LAP SPLICES:
Lap splices should not be used for the bars having larger dia than 36
mm. In that case, welding should be done. But if welding is not
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LAP LENGTH FOR CONCRETE OF 1:2:4


NOMINAL MIX: NO THANKS ALLOW

Lap length in tension (for plain Grade-1 MS bar) including anchorage


value is 58d. So eliminating the anchorage value the lap length = 58 –
2*9d = 40d
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where 9d = hook allowance of bars up to 25 mm and k=2

Lap length for compression bar is equal to the value of development


length calculated i.e 43.5d.

LAP LENGTH FOR M20 CONCRETE:


Columns – 45d

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Beams – 60d

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So if we need to lap 20 mm dia column bars, we have to provide a


minimum lap of 45 * 20 = 900 mm.

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Max May 3, 2017 Reply

I have already subscribed. And I used to raed your all pages . Its
very knowledgeable one. Give or updates more pictures so that we
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loweh elvis fonyuy May 15, 2017 Reply

i missed out on developing length, remainder please.

Sridhar May 31, 2017 Reply

I have missed your development length Pls update

Admin May 31, 2017 Reply

The link of development length is given earlier of this


article (Red colored).

Vishnu prasad July 9, 2017 Reply

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But some other constructions like metro in Hyderabad, laping one


over another by use threading.there how to design.

Kamlesh July 18, 2017 Reply

Pls suggest how to remove the production of each labour engage in


construction activities

atender singh July 21, 2017 Reply

I have already subscribed. And I used to raed your all pages . Its
very knowledgeable one. Give or updates more pictures so that we
can more imagine it.

Vipul August 2, 2017 Reply

Lap length of steel in M35 grade of concrete

Naveen November 25, 2017 Reply

is there different lapping lengths for different mixes of concrete, if


so let me know??

Zubair January 11, 2018 Reply

Do lap length differ if the grade of concrete changes?

Ahmad January 30, 2018 Reply

Why lapping is not allowed when dia of bar exceeds 35mm?

Manish Kumar Singh January 31, 2018 Reply

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Sir please tell about these…


When two different size of bars are spliced then lap length shall be
calculated on the basis of smaller dia. Why ?

Chester February 12, 2018 Reply

is there a lapping length calculation difference using by welding the


bar or just simply tying with tie wire?

DANGE R March 10, 2018 Reply

very helpfull information i am getting

AJAY KUMAR April 27, 2018 Reply

Pls tell me..


Mini. Lap lenght for teinfo. Bar according to as per irc112-2011

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