HANNOVER MESSE 2019, 01 - 05 April
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Composites in the Built environment

Logo Fontys Hogescholen - HTSM


Fontys Hogescholen - HTSM

Exhibitor details
Exhibitor details
Logo Composites in the Built environment

Product description

Wear-resistant and durable
An effective and reliable infrastructure is essential to the economy. Stricter
requirements for civil engineering structures in terms of wear-resistance
and durability offer opportunities for the application of composites. The
Eastern Netherlands region is ready for innovation in small structures
using composites. What are the potential applications of composites in
civil engineering? How can we create advanced end products with real
applications, and will this lead to systems innovation and economic added

Composite-based solutions
Civil engineering is increasingly focused on technology. Structures such
as bridges, tunnels, locks and weirs are expected to have a long lifetime
and low maintenance costs. TechForFuture is investigating two composite
applications together with industry.

Reinforced rubber supports
Vilton produces laminated supports for bridges and suchlike which are
custom-made for each order as the dimensions of these supports are always unique. The company would prefer to cut the components from a sheet, but at present corrosion issues mean this is not feasible. During the research project we will produce composite/rubber supports and subject them to adhesion testing.

Dimensionally stable composite bridge decks
As Witteveen en Bos engineers put it: «Steel and concrete structures are
great - until the sun or frost reveals their limitations.» Thermally stable
composites have been used before. We now want to investigate the
opportunities for using them in bridge decks. During this research project we
will make composite test plates and test their thermal movement, cohesion
and strength.

Intended outcome: a validated composite support for civil engineering
applications and a validated thermally stable
composite bridge deck.

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Hall 2, Stand C12

Dutch Pavillion

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