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SIKA CARBODUR y ADCOS CARBOSTRIP

Is the most effective structures for strengthening systems.

Reinforcement system based structures and bonding SIKA Adcos CFRP Laminates

Description

The SIKA Carbodur and Adcos CARBOSTRIP is a reinforced system to the concrete, wood and steel, consisting of a laminate of high tensile bonding by means of an adhesive epoxy resin.

The SIKA Carbodur And Adcos CARBOSTRIP system consists of:

Adcos SIKADUR 300 and 300, epoxy resin adhesive for bonding the reinforcement.
Adcos Sika and CFRP formed by a polymeric matrix of reinforced epoxy carbon fiber.

EMPA Test Report nº 154490: Testing the adhesion layer in CFRP Laminates SIKA and Adcos glued to concrete.

Use to:

The SIKA Carbodur and Adcos CARBOSTRIP system are particularly suitable for structural reinforcement elements:

  • Reinforced concrete.
  • Wood.
  • Steel.


 They are shown, particularly, in the case of reinforcements due to:

Increments of load:

  • Increased use loads.
  • Increased heavy traffic on bridges.
  • Installation of heavy machinery in industrial buildings.
  • Structures subjected to vibration.
  • Changes in use of the structure.

Deterioration or damage to the structure:

  • Aging of the materials of the structure.
  • Corrosion of reinforcements with decreased useful sections.
  • Impacts on the structure.
  • Action of Fire.

Improved conditions of service:

  • Decreased arrows and deformations.
  • Armor reduction effort.
  • Decrease the width of cracks.

Changing the structural scheme:

  • Elimination of walls or columns.
  • Opening in floors for installation of elevators, escalators.

Defects in design or construction:

  • Insufficient armor.
  • Defects execution.

Advantages.

  The SIKA Carbodur and Adcos CARBOSTRIP system provides the following advantages:

  • Low weight of the reinforcing material.
  • Available in any length, no gaskets required.
  • Small thicknesses.
  • Transportable rolls, light weight and low volume.
  • The SIKA and CFRP Laminates Adcos not need preparation, are ready for use.
  • Easy overlapping and interweaving of laminates.
  • Economical to apply, requires no equipment or heavy work.
  • Very high strengths.
  • High modulus of elasticity.
  • Excellent resistance to fatigue.
  • It can be coated without preparation.
  • Resistant to alkaline attack.
  • It does not corrode.