Doctoral candidate Martin Scheurer at the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University, Aachen/Germany, awarded the Hanns Voith Foundation Prize 2019 in the "New Materials" category on June 28, 2019 in Heidenheim/Germany, with prize money of EURO 5,000 for his master thesis "Development of a method for evaluating the suitability of textiles for use in textile reinforced concrete".
In the thesis he investigates how textiles can be used in textile reinforced concrete. With the new method only 3 different tests are necessary to make a good initial assessment of the suitability of textiles for use in textile reinforced concrete. It enables companies to find an initial assessment of the suitability of their textiles for use in textile reinforced concrete within a period of approx. one month, which is relatively inexpensive.
Target group for this newly developed method are textile manufacturers who want to enter the growing textile reinforced concrete market.
The use for the textile manufacturers is the lowering of market entrance barriers. An enterprise can find out now fast whether the entrance into the textile reinforced concrete market with existing textiles is possible.
Since 2013, the Hanns Voith Foundation has awarded the Hanns Voith Foundation Prizes annually to outstanding and innovative final theses of universities and part-time institutions awarding a Master's or Diplom degree.