Application examples

Application of Ducon for construction in existing buildings

Application example 1:
Strengthening reinforced-concrete columns

Ducon (ductile concrete) consists of numerous layers of reinforcement in the form of point-welded wire mesh (mesh width approximately 15 mm, approximately 1 mm diameter) and high-performance fine mortar infiltrated into the wire mesh.

To strengthen the columns in a bank building, a Ducon shell approximately 7 cm thick was planned to be installed in the public area to guard against possible bomb attacks (with approximately 50 layers of wire mesh reinforcement). Structural analyses were available.

Because the reinforcement was...

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