The structural performance of the bed joint reinforcement is achieved as a consequence of the properties of the steel it is made of. However, its behavior as part of a composite material is closely related to the possibility of proper interaction between steel and the other components of the wall.

The geometric configuration of the Geofor® reinforcement, as a triangulated lattice which cannot be deformed in its plane, makes it particularly suitable for the transmission of horizontally bending stresses produced by actions like those of wind or earthquakes.

The remarkable adaptation of the Geofor® reinforcement at the ends enables the possibility of a correct overlap without manipulation, which is essential for the transmission of stresses required by structural use.

The diameter of the wires and the width of the parts have been optimized to simultaneously satisfy the two minimum amount requirements set in Eurocode 6, and the proper coating conditions in the overlapping zones.

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