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Integratie van het aanhechtingsgedrag in de numerieke modellering en het ontwerp van gemengde cement composiet - beton constructies (FWOTM627)

Composites are increasingly applied as alternative or additional external reinforcement in

concrete structures. The non-corroding reinforcement can solve the often occurring durability

issues in aggressive environments. This rising technology can also avoid the demolition and

new construction of existing concrete structures by strengthening and/or protecting them, or

even lead to the design of new lightweight concrete structures using a minimum amount of

material. As such, the research within this field contributes to a more sustainable construction


Cement composites are a firesafe alternative for polymer matrix composites in building

industry. Much research has already been performed on the development and characterisation

of cement composites with high mechanical capacities. Whereas the smart application of these

high performance cement composites as alternative of additional external reinforcement for

concrete structures is increasingly studied, the bond problem and accurate modelling of these

mixed cement composite - concrete structures remains unexplored.

This research aims to describe and numerically model the behaviour of cement composites

and concrete, the bond between both materials, and eventually entire mixed cement composite

- concrete structures. Evaluating, both numerically and experimentally, the impact of the

bond properties on the failure behaviour of these structures, this research will result in design

criteria preventing debonding failure.
Datum:1 okt 2012  →  30 sep 2016
Trefwoorden:Non Destructive Testing, Material Characterisation, Structural Analysis Using Finite Element, Mixed Numerical/Experimental Methodes
Disciplines:Composieten en hybride materialen, Bouwkunde en gebouwentechnologie