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Fibre composite elements and techniques as non-metallic reinforcement of concrete

Extensive research and development work was performed to study the behaviour and performance of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) as well as the structural behaviour of concrete elements reinforced or prestressed with FRP reinforcement. Several FRP materials were developed and preselected for application in concrete through comprehensive materials research. As result of the project, several forms of application with these FRPs are possible. Pilot applications proved the market chances.

Details of research and results are:
The DYWIDUR-system with the GFRP-bar has been developed. First applications as rock nail in underground constructions have shown the potential;
The marketing of CFRP (CARBON STRESS) for tendons, stay cables and anchors is being rigorously pursued;
The successful completion of the project resulted in a virtually immediate payback. There will be valuable benefits for the European construction industry and activities world-wide.

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SUSPA Spannbeton GmbH
Max-Planck-Ring 1
40764 Langenfeld
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