Services


The experience and high qualification of the team of ACF allows us to offer a comprehensive service for design and engineering of lightweight materials, polymers and composites with glass and carbon fibers, not only in his best-known application of external reinforcement of concrete structural elements but in other applications where their characteristics make them particularly suitable. Some of these applications are:

•  Structural concrete with fiberglass rods

•  Structural concrete with short fibers

•  Reinforcement of wood and steel structures

•  Structures with profiles of glass and carbon fiber

The design and structural design of concrete with fiberglass rods used standard practices, ACI 440.1R-03 published by the American Concrete Institute. In the "Documents", you can have prior technical documentation support in the design of concrete reinforced with fiberglass rods. Our bars can be supplied with fiberglass alkali-resistant allowing use of lower Deduction coefficients in the dimensioning of the arms.

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In the design of a reinforced concrete structure with fiberglass rods, you need to consider radically different comportami9ento respect of steel bars, due to lack of plastic behavior. Also, the behavior in shear deformation and requires consideration in the calculation parameters behavior modelicen area. Show a better performance against impulsive cyclical dynamic loads (eg a freight train tram).

Given its high resistance to corrosion, allows you to design structures where the crack opening is limited for aesthetic and functional (and durability) and allows, under certain structures, reduce the coating, which translates into increased mechanical arm and therefore a decrease in the amount required.

We also have extensive experience in the design of concrete reinforced with short fibers, not only as a reinforcement to surface cracking, but also as a structural element able to replace the traditional reinforced slabs. Our experience in the design and implementation of short fiber in all its forms include coatings in tunnels, water tanks, shotcrete, etc..

We make our designs using the theory of cohesive crack, a macroscopic model which likens the process of breaking a cleft capable of transmitting load between her lips. Its main feature is the existence of a unique relationship, called softening curve, material property, between the tension transmitted at each point of the crack and the relative displacement of both sides at the same point. Thus, it plays the real effect of the fibers within the concrete mass, which can optimize the behavior of the fibers, thereby reducing the dosage of the same.

Our engineering and design department uses the simulation software capable of incorporating these materials:

• Abacus.

• Ansys.

• SAP2000.

• Sofistik

Within our specialized engineering services also advise on the sizing and design of structures with fiberglass profiles bolted. Structures of industrial buildings, livestock, overhangs, stairs, screed height of buildings taking advantage of the low weight of these solutions.

In the field of infrastructure, our engineers have designed highway bridges in fiberglass and carbon and pedestrian walkways can be screw-mounted cranes term small truck, load capacity reduced.