Mass of Barbed Wire

Mass of barbed wire

Delving into the physical properties of barbed wire, we can talk about such parameters as length, mass, elasticity, thickness. In this article I would like to consider the concept of barbed wire mass and its interaction with other physical parameters.

It is known that the mass of the wire (in this case M, kg) is determined by the formula:

M = L * γud.1000 / 1000

where L – denotes the length of the wire in meters;
γstr.1000 is the mass of 1000 m of wire.

When determining the weight of the wire, one should also take into account the standards defined by the relevant GOSTs: general purpose wire with low carbon content - GOST 3282–74; wire made of carbon steel (structural) - GOST 17305-91; printing wire manufactured in accordance with GOST 7480-73.

The range of values for the most popular types of barbed wire today ranges from 0.095 kg/linear meter (for single-core galvanized wire) to 0.112 kg/linear meter (for double-core wire).

Why is it necessary to know the mass of barbed wire First of all, in order to carry out correct installation, which involves choosing reliable brackets that can withstand the weight of a particular wire. The selection of brackets should be carried out with a safety margin of approximately 20-30%. This reserve is taken taking into account the fact that the wire can be affected by external factors, such as precipitation, wind, etc. In this case, the brackets, as well as the wire itself, must be ready for this kind of strength tests.

Despite the fact that companies specializing in the installation of barbed wire fences independently calculate its mass, this information will not be superfluous for those who are accustomed to being at the forefront of events. Aware means armed!