Missouri university to study carbon reinforced concrete

10/21/2009 | Engineer (U.K.), The

The Missouri University of Science and Technology has received $567,000 to study carbon reinforced concrete. Short carbon fibers are currently embedded in concrete, but researchers are studying the impact of long carbon fibers. "The long fibers will absorb more energy as they pull out during the pressure wave or impact, cutting down on the potential for failure during an explosion or earthquake," said Jeffery Volz, an assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering.

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