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DFG: funding of the Collaborative Research Centre on carbon reinforced concrete

The German Research Foundation DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), Bonn/Germany, has decided to fund the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC)/Transregio 280 “Carbon reinforced concrete” at the TU Dresden (TUD), Dresden/Germany, and RWTH Aachen University, Aachen/Germany, with the participation of the Institute of Textile Technology (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University with € 12 million over the next 4 years. The TUD and RWTH Aachen were awarded the grant on the basis of many years of experience in the research field of textile reinforced concrete. Textile reinforced concrete as a material was developed in 2 special research areas at both universities from 1999-2011 and was first fundamentally researched. Carbon fiber reinforced concrete enables completely new design and construction possibilities in the construction industry. The reasons for this are its very high strength and the possibility of a very low concrete overlay of only a few millimeters, as carbon, unlike structural steel, does not rust. The successful use of the new material, which was awarded the German Future Prize in 2016, requires completely new design and production strategies, which are being investigated in the CRC/Transregio.
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