Aramid Fabric as a Reinforcement for Concrete

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Title: Aramid Fabric as a Reinforcement for Concrete

Author(s): Janusz Kasperkjewicz and Hans W. Reinhardt

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 138

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 149-162

Keywords: beams (supports); bending; cracking (fracturing); ductility; fabric; fiber reinforced plastics; prestressing; reinforced concrete; Structural Research

Date: 9/1/1993

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.