Carbon fiber reinforcement
- Carbon fibers are used to reinforce structural elements such as slabs and beams, and in some cases to support columns.
- The thickness of the carbon fiber strips is 1-1.5 mm only
- The resistance of carbon fibers to tensile strength is very high and exceeds that of iron, while it does not bear any compressive forces
- One of the benefits of carbon fiber reinforcement is to increase the bearing capacity of roofs and reduce long-term deformations By using carbon fibers, we provide the necessary height for the reinforcing elements, as the thickness of the carbon fibers does not exceed a few millimeters, while the reinforcement by metal beams or by increasing the thickness of the concrete occupies much higher thicknesses.
- The carbon fiber slide is very soft and resembles a piece of cloth, the slides are coated with a special epoxy to become hard Carbon fiber strips are installed in the tensile face of the concrete element to be reinforced, by coating them with a special adhesive that achieves strong cohesion between them and the concrete surface so that they work as an integrated whole
- The carbon fiber reinforcement method is characterized by its speed in its implementation, which reduces the disruption caused by the strengthening and repair operations, especially if the reinforcement operations are carried out within rooms or parts of buildings under investment.
When reinforcing with carbon fibers, there is no need to sabotage, crack or make holes within the concrete elements, but the sabotage is limited to the following:
- Expose the false ceiling under the concrete ceiling, if it exists, until we reach the lower concrete layer (under the slab).
- Part of the covering layer is scraped under the slab and the strips are then glued to it.