Timber beam floors often need to be strengthened as a result of changes in building use or because of increasingly demanding requirements. A tried and tested approach to achieving this is to create a shear-resistant bond between the existing timber beams and a subsequently added concrete layer. This method results in a timber-concrete composite element with significantly improved load-bearing capacity, stiffness and thermal characteristics. The concrete slab forms part of the composite section and is subjected to the corresponding actions, which is why it must usually be reinforced. Compared...
New possible applications
High flexural tensile strength concrete
Nowadays, fiber-reinforced concrete is often used to increase the flexural tensile strength of the...
Textile-reinforced concrete component
(10) WO 2013/174648 A1 (22) 7. Mai 2013 (07.05.2013) (43) 28. November 2013 (28.11.2013) (71)...
An alternative to conventional steel reinforcement?
Steel-fiber-reinforced concrete for lining segments
To an increasing extent, specifiers envisage the use of steel fibers instead of conventional steel...
Facing the future with textile-reinforced concrete
Non-corrosive concrete reinforcement made of carbon and glass fibers provide for new design...
Day 2: Wednesday, 6th February 2013
Title Titel Mineralized foamed concrete acting compositely with thermally activated UHPC shells...