Development of the reference objects for carbon and textile reinforced concrete construction
Carbon and textile reinforced concrete construction already represents an economical alternative. Compared to steel reinforced concrete, fewer resources are required solely due to the slenderer members, with which more flexible designs are also enabled. As a consequence, an increasing number of applications are being implemented in construction practice, not only in new build, but also in modernisation and renovation (Figure 1). The areas of use include building, civil and structural engineering (Figure 2). In this way, not only can the feasibility of carbon and textile reinforced concrete construction be demonstrated, but also, future focal research areas as well as areas of application and specialist fields can be deduced. In combination with search terms regarding “concrete and textile reinforced concrete”, since the year 2000, more than 100 applications can be found worldwide, of which around three quarters are found in Germany. It is conspicuous that, in this context, the portfolio has more than doubled since the beginning of the C³ project in 2014.
In the following you can see, by way of example, a selection of existing applications of carbon and textile reinforced concrete construction in Germany. For an independent evaluation, the results of the search are provided as a PDF list, which you will find in the Download area.