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Title: Aramid Fabric as a Reinforcement for Concrete
Author(s): Janusz Kasperkjewicz and Hans W. Reinhardt
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 149-162
Keywords: beams (supports); bending; cracking (fracturing); ductility; fabric; fiber reinforced plastics; prestressing; reinforced concrete; Structural Research
Abstract:Several researchers have used aramid fibers as prestressing tendons and as chopped fibers in concrete because of their high strength and chemical resistance. In this investigation, an aramid fabric is used as bending reinforcement in concrete beams. Cracking, bending capacity, and ductility are determined experimentally. It is shown how effective aramid fabric can be if applied in several layers as tensile reinforcement.
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