The work presents an experimental method of understanding the force applied during a manual rebar bending process. The study tracks the force with the variation of the angle of bend and the elapsed time from the start to the end of a complete manual rebar bending process. A sample of expert rebar bending labourers are used for conducting the experiment and the data processed to set a performance standard. If a simulator based rebar bending training can be provided for a novice, this standard can be used as a matrix to define how close a novice rebar bender is closing to the expertise. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.
S. Deepu, Vishnu, R. S., Harish, M. T., and Rao R. Bhavani, “An Experimental Study of Force Involved in Manual Rebar Bending Process”, in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 2018.