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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. Even at this stage the researchers are interested in how they can increase the load-bearing capacity of the new composite, and which fibre coating ensures the best bond between the concrete and the glass fibres.

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Universities/institutes
Technische Universität Dresden
Topics
Engineering Sciences
Keywords
DFG Science TV, textile, concrete, fibres, textile reinforced concrete, Leibniz institute, human hair, polymer research, 2008
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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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