Use of non-metallic reinforcements made from fiber-composite plastics

Innovative prospects for industrial concrete

The use of non-metallic reinforcements such as rebar or extensive grids (“textile reinforcements”, Fig. 1) that consist of fiber-composite plastics enables entirely new structures and fields of application in concrete engineering. Unlike conventional steel reinforcement, these innovative types of reinforcement are resistant to corrosion, which is why the concrete covers specified in DIN EN 1992-1-1 to ensure concrete durability are no longer necessary. Textile reinforcements, in particular, require minimum concrete covers of only about 10 mm to introduce composite loads into the concrete due...

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