New Materials for Prestressing and Monitoring Heavy Structures

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Title: New Materials for Prestressing and Monitoring Heavy Structures

Author(s): Reinhard Wolff and Hans-Joachin Miessler

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 11

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 86-89

Keywords: bridges (structures); glass fibers; monitors; polyester resins; prestressed concrete; prestressing; Construction

Date: 9/1/1989

Abstract:
Prestressing tendons made of glass fiber composite material were used on the Ulenbergstresse Bridge in Dusseldorf in 1986. The composite material used consists of Type E glass fibers and a polyester resin matrix coated on-line with polyamide for protection against mechanical or chemical attack.