Nowadays, fiber-reinforced concrete is often used to increase the flexural tensile strength of the material. This approach enables a reduction in the ratio of conventional reinforcement or its complete substitution, for instance in foundation slabs or industrial floors. Due to the fact that fibers contribute to flexural strength only to a minor extent, they are not used for producing structural components and, more specifically, elements subject to bending. In some cases, alternative reinforcement concepts based on plastic, glass or carbon fiber fabrics provide advantages compared to...
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With the aid of carbon fibers
Increasing the performance of cast stone
Based on the former research of EMPA (Switzerland) carried out in the 80s and works of various...
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...
First reference project
Textile-reinforced concrete using carbon fibers and 3D lattice structures from the SGL Group and V....
Reinforcing steel of the 21st century
Rotten bridges, buildings in need of rehabilitation, out-dated appearance: In the eyes of many...
Development of a new testing machine
Testing of fiber-reinforced concretes
The steel fibers are strongly bonded in the cement paste (structure) during the curing process of...