Fiberglass rebars are profiled rods used in concrete structures to prevent the expansion of plates caused by temperature variations, among other factors. The fiberglass variant offers several advantages. In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about fiberglass rebars!
Fiberglass rebars come with numerous benefits you may not be aware of. To help you make an informed decision, here are the key advantages:
Fiberglass is up to 4 times lighter than steel, making it faster to work with and requiring less labor. This contributes to the satisfaction of workers.
The yield strength of fiberglass is higher than that of traditional steel versions. This has been confirmed through testing with dowels.
The production of fiberglass products emits less CO2 compared to producing their steel counterparts, making them environmentally friendly.
Fiberglass is not only an environmentally conscious choice but also a lightweight and incredibly robust material, offering even more advantages compared to steel. With a tensile strength of up to 1000 MPa and a composition consisting of 70% fibers, it delivers impressive performance. Additionally, fiberglass is entirely immune to radio waves and can provide tensile strengths ranging from 600 to 1600 N/mm². As a bonus, it has a thermal conductivity of only 0.25%. To learn more about the technical specifications in comparison to steel, check out our Fiberglass vs. Steel!
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Applications and areas of application for Fiberglass Rebar
Fiberglass rebars are used at longitudinal joints in concrete pavements. The profiled rods are applied in an adhesive manner, connecting the plates in the concrete pavement and transmitting tensile forces. The diameter and spacing are determined in the overall design.
Fiberglass rebars can be applied to various projects, making a positive impact. Here are some notable projects using fiberglass rebars:
Why you should work with the Fiberglass Rebar of Fiber Dowels
Fiber Dowels’ fiberglass rebars offer all the benefits of steel rebars and more. They are lighter, environmentally friendly, and corrosion-resistant. These combined advantages make projects more sustainable, cost-effective, and easier to execute.
A fun fact
Did you know that fiberglass rebars do not lose strength at low temperatures.