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Invited talk:The Current Status and Latest Developments of Steelfiber Technology
发表时间:2016-11-18 阅读次数:258次

Speaker):

Hendrik Thooft

Director of R&D

Bekaert Group

 

Time: 2016-11-24  13:30-14:30

Venue: Civil Engineering B504

Chair:Prof Jiangtao Yu

Steelfibres and steelfiber concrete is a product that has been in the construction market for over 45 years but is still regarded as being “new”. Standard applications where steelfibers are being used today are mainly ground supported floors, shotcrete for tunnel linings and some precast elements such as concrete pipes. Development on steelfiber concrete is however continuing on different levels. Universities are continuing the research on the behavior of the material, standard committees such as CEN and ACI  are working on national codes and fibre producers are developing more performing fibres.
The presentation will give a 360° view on the current status of steelfiber technology, its applications and the latest developments.
 
About the Speaker :
Hendrik Thooft completed his engineering master degree in 1988 at the Technical University in Ghent. After starting his professional career in contracting companies specializing in flooring, firstly in the food related industry and subsequently in the construction of concrete industrial floors, he joined Bekaert in 1991. Over the past 25 years he has gained extensive expertise worldwide, providing technical support for Dramix© sales and marketing. Specializing in the application of fibres for ‘industrial floors’,  Hendrik moved in 2002 over to production as department manager of their high carbon wire plant. He re-joined the Dramix© team 3 years later as sales manager for southern Europe. In 2011 he moved into marketing, supervising the launch of the new Dramix 4D and 5D fibres. Hendrik is currently taking the lead in marketing and R&D department with focus on product and application development heading a team of 10 people worldwide.

 

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