Test methods for carbon-reinforced concrete

Approaches to testing an innovative material ­under ­real-life conditions

On-site quality control for concrete is well established in reinforced concrete construction. Simple standard tests, which can be carried out by a lot of material testing institutes, allow for an evaluation of the material properties in a purposeful way, throughout the construction process. The characteristic values of reinforcing steel are already monitored at the steel works. However, usually no tests are carried out for the composite material reinforced concrete. For carbon-reinforced concrete the situation is different – the lack of regulations and the wide range of material combinations...

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