Title: Textile Reinforced Concrete for Flexural Strengthening of RC-Structures-Part 2: Application on a Concrete Shell
Author(s): S. Weiland, R. Ortlepp, B. Hauptenbuchner, and M. Curbach
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 41-58
Keywords: fiber; hypar shell; reinforced concrete; strengthening; textile-reinforced concrete
The first practical application of the innovative strengthening method using textile reinforced concrete was carried out in October/November 2006 in the retrofit of a reinforced-concrete roof shell structure at the Univer-sity of Applied Sciences in Schweinfurt, Germany. Since textilereinforced concrete had not yet been standardized as a construction material, a single “special-case” technical approval was sought from and granted by the appropriate authorities for this particular application of textile reinforced concrete. This strengthening method entailed the layer-by-layer application of three layers of fine-grained concrete and textile fabric comprising 800 tex carbon rovings onto a rough, sandblasted concrete surface. The resulting strengthening layer has a thickness of only 15 mm (0.6 in.) and extended the roof structure’s service life.