|Posted: Apr 24, 2017|
A new system of building structures based on nanostrutured concrete(Nanowerk News) Professor of the Institute of Civil Engineering of Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) Andrey Ponomarev and a graduate student Alexander Rassokhin developed a new construction technology (Magazine of Civil Engineering, "Hybrid wood-polymer composites in civil engineering").
|Scientists of SPbPU created several types of building blocks based on nanostructured high-strength lightweight concrete, reinforced with skew-angular composite coarse grids. (Image: Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University)|
|Scientists created several types of building blocks based on nanostructured high-strength lightweight concrete, reinforced with skew-angular composite coarse grids.|
|The development has unique characteristics, enabling the increase of load-carrying capability by more than 200% and decrease in specific density of the construction by 80%.|
|In addition, among the advantages, are resistance to corrosion, aggressive environments and excessive frost resistance.|
|Researchers calculated that the service life of the building structures, made with the use of this reinforcement system, will increase at least 2-3 times in comparison with its modern analogs.|
|"Such system allows to ensure the structure integrity even in conditions of seismic activity, since the load is distributed throughout the structure as a whole, and not by individual reinforcement bars.|
|The invention can be used in the construction of bridges and pedestrian crossings, non-metallic ships, low-rise residential buildings" says Alexander Rassokhin.|
|Source: Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University|
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