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Textile-reinforced tailored concrete structures

Project description

Textile-reinforced concrete for reduced embodied CO2 emissions

The concrete industry is responsible for about 7 % of global carbon emissions. Textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) is an innovative composite material that allows a significant reduction in embodied CO2. Moreover, optimising the concrete materials within the structural component can lead to further gains. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the TexTaConStruct project will employ a multidisciplinary approach comprising new materials and advanced structural engineering to further reduce embodied CO2. The project will functionally grade the concrete in profiled lightweight TRC elements according to the environmental and mechanical conditions to which the structure is subjected. The inert characteristics of the textile reinforcement offer new possibilities to incorporate concretes with low amounts of cement clinker, decreasing carbon intensity.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2020
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Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 149 955,84