In reinforced concrete structure ties are used in columns. There are several reasons for using ties. The following are the main reasons behind using ties in the column.

  • To hold the longitudinal bars in position in the forms while the concrete is being placed.
  • To prevent the highly stressed slender longitudinal bars from buckling outward by bursting the thin concrete cover.

Ties in Column

There are many civil engineering code provisions for using ties in columns. During designing a concrete column, the design engineer must be aware of these code provisions.



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