New possible applications

High flexural tensile strength concrete

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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Issue 2018-02 Current investigations of high-tensile concrete

Carbon-fiber reinforcement combined with the orientation effect of 3D pressure

Attempts have long been made to replace conventional steel reinforcement with suitable alternative materials. In this context, cost-effectiveness has been given special priority. At Augsburg...

Issue 2022-06

Fibers replace reinforcement – Rapid construction with fiber-reinforced semi-precast elements

Installing conventional reinforcement is expensive and time-consuming. This process step is eliminated by using steel fiber reinforced concrete. However, in general, fibers are not used as the only...

Issue 2022-08

Tensile behavior of concrete components reinforced with natural-fiber textiles

In a research project funded by the Deutsche Bundes-stiftung Umwelt (DBU; German Federal Environmental Foundation), the structural behavior of concrete components reinforced with textiles made of flax...

Issue 2021-11 Monday, 15th November ? Innovation workshop (5)

MasterFiber: The sustainable and efficient reinforcement for precast concrete

MasterFiber structural polymeric fibers have been established for a long time ago in flooring and pavement applications replacing steel mesh or steel fibers. In recent years they have been used as...

Issue 2010-07 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 the concrete. The result is a remarkably higher compressive strength and in particular concerning the...