Anagennisi - Innovative Use of all Tyre Components in Concrete
5th Plenary meeting, Iasi - Romania
The 5th plenary meeting of the Anagennisi Project was hosted by "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Romania from 27 to 30 June.
The aim of the Anagennisi project is to develop innovative solutions to reuse all tyre components in high value innovative concrete applications with reduced environmental impact.
To achieve this aim, Anagennisi will have to overcome scientific and technological challenges in the development of:
- novel confined rubberised concrete materials and reinforcement
- high deformability RC elements suitable for integral bridge elements and base isolation systems for vibration and seismic applications
- concrete mixes using recycled steel fibres in various applications such as slabs on grade, suspended slabs, precast concrete elements and pumpable self-compacting concrete or screed
- concrete mixes using recycled tyre polymer fibres for crack control
- inovative concrete applications using combinations of the different tyre by-products
- demonstration projects using the developed materials/applications
- and implementation of standardised LCA/LCCA protocols
The project is at its 30th month of activity. It is not only fully on schedule but has carried on more activities and reports than expected because the results of using Recycled Tyre Materials were very good and their performance encouraged the team to investigate more opportunities for application. All the materials (rubber, steel fibres, and textile fibres) have one or more application in concrete and have been broadly investigated.
The University of Iasi is very well equipped to run tests of larger scale dimensions. One of the most promising uses is that of the rubber granulate in concrete to increase flexibility and resistance to earthquake. A campaign to test this application was initiated in Iasi during the 5th plenary meeting.
An industrial seminar was held on the 27th, by the University facility and was well attended by experts and scientists of the concrete sector.
ETRA is partner of the project in charge of the dissemination, through:
- Journal Papers
- Conference Papers
- Exploitation Agreement
- Technology Implementation Plan
- Dissemination events
- Publishing of newsletter and bulletins
ETRA works closely with the following organisations of the building and concrete sector:
The next events in fall-winter will be published through the website and mailing and will held in Brussels and in Rome.