Reinforcement

Rust-proof reinforcement promises maintenance-free concrete

Rust-proof reinforcement promises maintenance-free concrete

A team of engineers at Australia’s Deakin University has developed a form of concrete reinforcement that may dramatically reduce the need to maintain structures such as bridges. The academics, led by Mahbube Subhani and Kazem Ghabraie, lecturers in civil engineering, have developed a rebar that uses carbon and plastic rather than steel, and will shortly test it on a pedestrian bridge near Deakin’s... »