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Textile Concrete: Episode 8 - Innovation in Everyday Use

Textile Concrete: Episode 8 - Innovation in Everyday Use

World premiere in Oschatz: The first bridge made of textile reinforced concrete was built here for the Saxony State Garden Show in 2005. Pia pays a visit to the Oschatz Concrete Works, which broke new ground with this manufacturing process.

Textile Concrete: Episode 7 - Virtual Load

Textile Concrete: Episode 7 - Virtual Load

How high will the load-bearing capacity of textile reinforced concrete buildings be? Using a computer simulation the researchers are able to predict how any given structure will behave.

Textile Concrete: Episode 6 - New Cohesion

Textile Concrete: Episode 6 - New Cohesion

The concrete and fibreglass finally meet at the Otto-Mohr Laboratory in Dresden. A joist is used for testing.

Textile Concrete: Episode 5 - From Large to Small

Textile Concrete: Episode 5 - From Large to Small

Ladies and gentlemen, the first durability test: An experiment is conducted to test the strength of conventional steel reinforced concrete and textile reinforced concrete. And the winner is....

Textile Concrete: Episode 4 - Warp and Weft

Textile Concrete: Episode 4 - Warp and Weft

Weaving, knitting, and stitching. The fabric used to reinforce the new material is made at the Institute of Textile and Clothing Technology using glass fibres or carbon fibres. The process plays the crucial role.

Textile Concrete: Episode 3 - A Success Story

Textile Concrete: Episode 3 - A Success Story

Concrete is a success story that began 2,000 years ago in Rome with "opus caementitium". The Pantheon bears witness to the Roman art of concrete making. Why have so many Roman buildings survived to the present day?

Textile Concrete: Episode 2 - Spinning a Yarn in Dresden

Textile Concrete: Episode 2 - Spinning a Yarn in Dresden

The fibres used to make the textile reinforced concrete are spun at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research in Dresden. A fascinating fact: the glass fibres are eight times thinner than a human hair.

Textile Concrete: Episode 1 - Concrete and Fibreglass

Textile Concrete: Episode 1 - Concrete and Fibreglass

Dresden: The students Pia and Ralph lead us beyond the architectural masterpieces to places that are crumbling. But it isn't just the capital city of Saxony where there are areas that need some attention.

Sinking Coasts: Episode 3 - The Stone Age Under the Microscope

Sinking Coasts: Episode 3 - The Stone Age Under the Microscope

What tools did Stone Age people use to catch fish? Prehistorian Stefanie Klooß hopes to find answers at Wiligrad Castle. She is examining a Stone Age fish spear.