New findings of heat transfer and load-bearing capacities

Steel fibre reinforced concrete slabs exposed to fire –

After several decades of research, the practical application of steel fibre reinforced concrete is no longer subject to a case-by-case approval but now follows the guideline “steel fibre reinforced concrete” [1] of the German Committee for Structural Concrete published in 2012. However, this document does not explicitly consider temperature dependent behaviour of steel fibres. Instead, the rules specified in DIN EN 1992-1-2 and its National Annex apply in case of fire, which is why the favourable influence of steel fibres on cross-sectional level may not be considered in fire design.


Related articles:

Issue 2018-02 Fiber-reinforced concrete in precast construction

Innovations and applications

Regarding engineering aspects, the use of fibre reinforced concretes in precast construction offers enormous potential because it saves time-consuming and wage-intensive reinforcement works. The...

Issue 2017-10 ITA

Concrete mold for the production of longboards made from CFRP

The Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University) presented its competence in the fields of composites, fibre composite...

Issue 2014-02 Eurocode 2 or DIN 4102-4?

Structural fire design of precast concrete elements –

Structural fire design of concrete elements shall be done according to DIN EN 1992-1-2 (Eurocode 2 part 1-2) [1] and DIN 4102-4 [2] in Germany. In annex 2.3/5 of the technical construction regulations...

Issue 2014-05 Jordahl

Design software with new features

Jordahl GmbH has added two important new features to its Jordahl Expert Anchor Channel JTA  design software. Version also makes it possible to design anchor channels for dynamic loads, which...

Issue 2016-08 RWTH Aachen University

International Glass Fiber Symposium

Glass fibres are the most utilised high modulus fibres to strengthen fibre composite structures. They are used in about 90?% of all fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP). The global production capacity for...