How reinforced concrete works

Mark Miodownik puts the properties of reinforced concrete to the test. He watches as a beam of concrete withstands a load of 2.5 tonnes. Even though cracks are present in the lower portion of the beam, they stop when they reach the steel reinforcement. Mark explains why he loves concrete and describes why so many of our modern iconic structures are made from reinforced concrete.

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