To an increasing extent, specifiers envisage the use of steel fibers instead of conventional steel reinforcement to resist tensile forces in lining segments of tunnels or large sewers. Particularly on an international scale, this move is triggered by the necessity to build with steel-reinforced concrete under extreme conditions, for instance with respect to groundwater chloride content, and to enable service lives of more than 100 years. Whereas splitting tensile forces must be absorbed in the seal area during driving, the compressive strength of concrete would often be sufficient in installed...
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New possible applications
High flexural tensile strength concrete
Nowadays, fiber-reinforced concrete is often used to increase the flexural tensile strength of the...
PVA fiber-reinforced, ready-mixed dry lightweight concrete
A refurbishment material with great potential
Timber beam floors often need to be strengthened as a result of changes in building use or because...
Textile-reinforced concrete component
(10) WO 2013/174648 A1 (22) 7. Mai 2013 (07.05.2013) (43) 28. November 2013 (28.11.2013) (71)...
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...