Exterior Cladding Panels As An Application Of Textile Reinforced Concrete

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Title: Exterior Cladding Panels As An Application Of Textile Reinforced Concrete

Author(s): J. Hegger, H. Schneider, A. Sherif, M. Molter and S. Voss

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 224

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 55-70

Keywords: cladding panels, curtain wall, facades, textile reinforcement

Date: 12/1/2004

Abstract:
The composite material textile reinforced concrete (TRC) offers a number of advantages, in particular for the manufacturing of façades. The textile reinforcement and the possible thin concrete cover, enable the construction of thin-walled structural components. Filigree cladding panels made of textile reinforced concrete open up new ways for an entirely new application of the construction material concrete and give architects and engineers more freedom in the design. In this paper some basic information about the load bearing behavior of textile reinforced concrete is given and the use of textile reinforced concrete in a pilot project for the exterior claddings of the extension of the laboratory hall at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, is described.