WP5 will also put all the knowledge developed by the project into practice since it is important for industry and the users to see that the tyre by-products can be used in advanced applications. A range of well monitored mini Demonstration projects will be attempted.

Key Objectives

To put all the knowledge developed by the project into practice, thorough a series of mini demonstration projects, since it is important for industry and the end users to see that the tyre by-products can be used to develop advanced solutions in construction.
To undertake LCA/LCCA for the new applications.

WP5

Task 5.1: Demonstrations

A minimum of 5 mini (possibly 8) demonstration projects (MDP) will be undertaken depending on the materials developed, availability of sites at the right time and the approval of the infrastructure owners. The typical applications are shown below.

Integral bridge pier: COMSA

Part of an integral structure utilising flexible elements will be constructed. The site of the demonstration will be in one of COMSA’s sites in Europe and will comprise the construction of piers of a long bridge (at least 100m).

Hybrid fibre reinforced slab on grade: TWINCON, DULEX

Two internal steel fibre reinforced concrete ground bearing jointless floor slabs using blends of RTSF and manufactured fibres will be constructed. The location of the first site will be in UK while the second in Croatia, to allow diversity in terms of both economy and environment.

Hybrid fibre sprayed concrete: COMSA, WERKOS

Tunnel linings either with manual spraying orby using robots with blends of RTSF and manufactured fibres will be constructed. COMSA will construct a segment in Spain.

Hybrid fibre precast concrete elements: COMSA, GRADMONT, ZEBRA

RTSF and optimised in Task 3.3 will be constructed. The design will be based on the design guidelines developed in Tasks 3.8 and 4.5.

Hybrid fibre reinforced screed repair for a damaged industrial floor: TWINCON

Two screeds reinforced with short RTSFand RTPF will be applied on damaged slabs on grade to produce extremely wear resistant smooth and dense surfaces in a suitable site in UK. The mix design will be based on the optimisation undertaken in Tasks 3.5 and 4.3 while the structural design will be based on the guidelines developed in Tasks 3.8 and 4.5.

Task 5.2: Monitoring of demonstration projects

This task will provide integrated assessment/ monitoring systems tailored to the specifics of the different relevant demonstration projects described in Task 5.1. This will include the development of special multi measurement systems that will aid validation and updating of the design methodologies developed in Tasks 2.7, 3.8 and 4.5.

Task 5.3: Life cycle assessment (LCA) and a life cycle cost analysis (LCCA)

This task will assess the environmental and cost assessment of the demonstrations developed by WP5 (these will also include insitu emission measurements by utilising equipment available at CUT).