Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) is a composite material made of cement, water, coarse and fine aggregates, and steel reinforcement. The steel reinforcement, typically in the form of bars or mesh, is embedded in the concrete to provide additional tensile strength, which concrete lacks. The steel reinforcement in RCC is placed in a way that it can resist the tensile forces acting on the concrete member, while the concrete resists the compressive forces.
In RCC, the steel reinforcement is designed and placed strategically to resist the tensile stresses, while the concrete resists the compressive stresses. This combination of materials creates a material that is stronger, more durable, and more resistant to deformation than plain concrete.
RCC is commonly used in the construction of buildings, bridges, roads, and other structures that require high strength and durability. It is a versatile material that can be molded into various shapes and sizes, making it suitable for a wide range of construction applications.
The design and construction of RCC structures require specialized knowledge and expertise. It is important to consult a qualified engineer or contractor to ensure that the RCC structure is designed and constructed to meet the required specifications and standards.