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Project: Application of composite bars for prestressing of concrete structures.

31-DEC-99 – 31-DEC-99

It will be investigated in which circumstances composite bars can be used for prestressing of concrete structures, as an alternative for the corresion-sensitive classical steel prestressing cables. The bars are composed of glass, aramid or carbon fibres embedded in a resin matrix. First, the transmission length of composite bars in concrete will be investigated experimentally. The second part deals with loading tests on beams prestressed with cables consisting of composite bars.