RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Consistent and Continuous Development of Our Products

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Research and development projects support the development of innovative manufacturing processes and products to supply the construction market with the most efficient solutions.

Modern technologies provide high production capacity with superior quality products. At INCON, we believe in cooperation between industry and academia. This is why part of the budget is allocated towards research in collaboration with top Canadian Educational Institutes like Western University. We keep aiming at creating the products of tomorrow by performing comprehensive researches in our facilities that focus on innovation, introduction and enhancement of our products and services.

Experience and Know-How are Keys for our Success

INCON prides itself on having successfully delivered all of its projects on time. Our good results have allowed us to create partnerships with our clients and have them procure our services. We possess the required knowledge, experience and know-how to manufacture superior quality products for your desired use. We have an increasingly global outreach due to our excellent reputation that we acquired over years of provide our clients with extraordinary solutions to their concerns. Close cooperation between our technical support and top management ensures that we incorporate all feedback from our clients and consider them to continuously develop our products and services. Despite the competitive business environment, our innovative superior quality products and excellent experience we posses in this field put us in a leading position in the global market.


Research and Experimental Studies

An experimental study was performed at Western University in Canada aiming at investigating the behaviour of mechanical splices embedded in concrete, with emphasis on quantitatively characterizing the capacity and deformation behavior of INCON mechanical couplers and bar terminators.


Axial Tensile Behavior of INCON Mechanical Splices

The tensile capacity and load-deformation behavior of INCON mechanical splices were comprehensively examined by carrying out an extensive experimental program at Western University in Canada. The results revealed that INCON mechanical devices maintained the ductile behavior of the splice and enhanced its performance.

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Capacity and Deformation Behavior of Full Scale Beams

Actual capacity, stress distribution and deformation behavior of full scale beams reinforced with INCON mechanical splices are evaluated in the highly equipped structural lab of Western University in Canada. Strains and deformations along the beam span were continuously monitored and cracking pattern was recorded at various load levels. All specimens exhibited inelastic deformation and visible flexural cracks before crushing of concrete indicating a ductile mode of failure.

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Test setup showing the specimen before applying the displacement controlled two point loading scheme.
Test setup showing the specimen before applying the displacement controlled two point loading scheme.
Strain gauges and LVDT devices are connected along the beam span to track the full flexural performance of the beam at all load levels.
Strain gauges and LVDT devices are connected along the beam span to track the full flexural performance of the beam at all load levels.
Typical cracking pattern of the beam specimens reinforced with INCON mechanical splices. Flexural cracks were developed and propagated along the beam before crushing of concrete.
Typical cracking pattern of the beam specimens reinforced with INCON mechanical splices. Flexural cracks were developed and propagated along the beam before crushing of concrete.
Close up view of the coupler inside the concrete beam after the test was performed. Slip was not observed in any of the tested specimens. Notice the strain gauge wires extending out of the coupler.
Close up view of the coupler inside the concrete beam after the test was performed. Slip was not observed in any of the tested specimens. Notice the strain gauge wires extending out of the coupler.
Portion of the reinforced concrete beams tested as part of the experimental program that took place at Western University in Canada.
Portion of the reinforced concrete beams tested as part of the experimental program that took place at Western University in Canada.
Exposed INCON couplers after failure of the beam. The couplers are in an excellent condition with no slip recorded between the coupler and the embedded steel bars.
Exposed INCON couplers after failure of the beam. The couplers are in an excellent condition with no slip recorded between the coupler and the embedded steel bars.

INCON DESIGNS AND MANUFACTURES HIGH-QUALITY STEEL PRODUCTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY THAT ARE SUITABLE FOR CONCRETE STRUCTURES.