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#1
03-13-2007, 03:11 PM
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Convert linear feet to tons

How do I convert 1/2" and 3/8" rebar in linear feet to tons?
#2
03-14-2007, 04:07 PM
 Robert Fogt Administrator Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 3,416 Rep Power: 12
Re: Convert linear feet to tons

That depends on the density of the metal. Cast steel is about 490 pounds/cubic foot.

Calculate the cross sectional area of the rebar, then multiply by the length to get volume.

A 1/2 inch diameter circle has a cross sectional area of 0.19634954084936207 square inches. Lets round it to 0.2 square inches, now the formula for calculating weight would be:

(((0.2 / 144) * linear feet) * 490) / 2000 = tons

What I did was first convert square inches to square feet:
0.2 / 144 = square feet
Then calculated cubic feet:
square feet * linear feet = cubic feet
Now figured the pounds:
cubic feet * density = pounds
Now the tons:
pounds / 2000 = tons

That is for the 1/2 inch diameter cast steel rebar. Now do the same for the 3/8, or 5/8, or 7/16, etc.
#3
04-11-2007, 09:50 PM
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Re: Convert linear feet to tons

1 ton to feet
#4
03-23-2011, 07:29 AM
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Re: Convert linear feet to tons

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered 1 ton to feet
One ton of concrete, how far will I get in linear feet.
#5
03-23-2011, 08:40 AM
 JohnS Double Ultimate Supreme Member Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: SE Michigan, USA Posts: 9,222 Rep Power: 18
Re: Convert linear feet to tons

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered One ton of concrete, how far will I get in linear feet.
That depends on how wide and deep you pour it.
#6
07-29-2011, 08:12 AM
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convert linear meter in reinforcement to tons

the multiplying factor to convert a linear meter of reinforcement to tons

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