adapted Fig 3-10 "Reinforced Concrete...." by James K. Wight
It is rare in the extreme that initial testing on some material exceeds the wildest expectations, especially if it is a garage development. In this case, the testing lab was not able to test ASTM 1609 “residual strength”, which routinely adds close to 100 psi (when “chopped” fibers used) so our numbers did not jump off the page.
Anybody that has utilized the current set of chopped polyolefin fibers in concrete knows the issue of fibers intruding into a concrete finish surface…
TNSR delivery mechanism gives the operator control.
Fiber Distribution Ring
TNSR Fiber Distribution Ring’s 12 boxes of fiber, each holding 1800 feet of fiber, means 21,600’ per truck load (10yd) at a cent a foot. So $22/yard increase in bare concrete cost ($125/yd): increased DURABILITY, increase flexural STRENGTH >40%, potential for removing need for rebar in flatwork, environmental immunity, and reinforcement equal at concrete edges disregarding harsh environments completely!
Deposits ADD Up
There are approximately 55,000 concrete trucks in the United States which implies lots of fiber distribution ring deposits! If each truck makes 3 deliveries per day and TNSR Systems only gets ONE (1)…It’s impossible to believe a number like a BILLION FEET!
Spectra continuously streamed into concrete may approach Spectra rope in tensile strength. Another feature is the ability to mix and match streamable materials [copper, titanium, Spectra, graphene,…] adapting the concrete composite as requirements change. Because the fiber distribution ring is swappable, changing requirements can happen within a truck load.
What a convention booth it will make! A floating concrete mixer truck supported by Spectra ropes and remarkable lab reports of continuously streamed Spectra in concrete!