Super-light and pearl-chain technology for support of ancient structures

Kristian Dahl Hertz, Jacob Wittrup Schmidt, Per Goltermann

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Abstract

The patented super-light technology is inspired by ancient Roman concrete structures with strong concrete placed, where the engineer would like the forces to be, and light concrete fills out the shape stabilizing the strong and protecting it.
Pearl-chain technology is invented in order to create optimal and often curved paths of strong concrete assembled from smaller segments by prestressing wires, so that expensive curved moulds and supports can be avoided.
Pearl-chains can provide a resistance to impact and earthquake of ancient structures.
High-strength concrete and prestressed carbon fibre reinforcement may be applied, because the new technology solves the main problems for that, since the light aggregate concrete provides a fire protection needed for both materials and provides a stabilization of the slender cores in compression.
The paper explains more about the new technology and the structures it can be applied for.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd international conference on protection of historical constructions
EditorsF. M. Mazzolani, G. Altay
Number of pages5
PublisherBoğaziçi University Publishing
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-975-518-361-9
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event 2nd international conference on protection of historical constructions - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 7 May 20149 May 2014
Conference number: 2
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Conference

Conference 2nd international conference on protection of historical constructions
Number2
CountryTurkey
CityAntalya
Period07/05/201409/05/2014
Internet address

Keywords

  • Roman concrete
  • Super-light concrete
  • Resistance
  • Reinforcement
  • Prestress

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