Michigan State University is home to one of the world’s flagship nuclear science research facilities. This National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory is funded by the National Science Foundation to be a national user facility with a mission to provide beams of rare isotopes for researchers from around the world.
When completing this project, MSU chose to use Helix Steel Twisted Steel Micro-Rebar™ reinforcement as a structural reinforcement. The dosage of 9 lb/yd3 in a 3.5” thick section replaced the original 6x6, W3.0/W3.0 mesh. The modulus of rupture increased by 18%, the durability by 22% and the shear strength increased by 194%.
3.5” thick sections, 6x6, W3.0/W3.0 mesh
Slab On Grade & Metal Deck
Helix ® Dosage
3.5” thick sections with 9 lb/yd3
Increase In Shear Strength:
Increase In Modulus of Rupture:
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Reduction In Carbon Footprint:
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