Load-Bearing Behavior of Textile-Reinforced Concrete

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Title: Load-Bearing Behavior of Textile-Reinforced Concrete

Author(s): F. Jesse, N. Will, M. Curbach, and J. Hegger

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 250

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 59-68

Keywords: AR glass; bond; carbon; design; dimensioning; fabric reinforcement; failure mechanism; load-bearing behavior; properties; strength; textile reinforcement

Date: 3/1/2008

Abstract:
Textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) is a rather new high-performance cementitious composite material. In TRC composites, yarns or rovings from high-performance fibers, such as AR glass and carbon, are processed and oriented in a planar structure. This enables an optimal alignment and arrangement of fibers within structural members and allows for the production of extremely thin concrete components with a high load capacity. This paper gives an overview of some of the most relevant material properties of TRC and the associated mechanisms influencing the mechanical performance of TRC composites.