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Title: Tensile Properties of Carbon Fiber-Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM) Characterized by Different Anchorage Methods

Author(s): Hee-Seung Kim, Gia Toai Truong, Sung-Ho Park , Kyoung-Kyu Choi

Publication: IJCSM

Volume: 12


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Keywords: tensile test, carbon fibers, aluminum cement, textile reinforced mortar, anchorage

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40069-018-0296-x

Date: 11/30/2018

In the present study, tensile tests were carried out to investigate the tensile behaviors of textile reinforced mortar(TRM) composite specimens. The TRM specimens were composed of one layer of carbon fibers, as the reinforcement, and aluminum cement-based mortar, as the matrix. The primary parameter of the test specimens was the anchorage method, which was newly developed to improve the tensile behavior of the composite: spreading the ends of fiber filaments, reinforcing the ends of fiber filaments using glass fiber reinforced polymer tabs or steel rebars, and coating the ends of fiber filaments with aluminum oxide powder. From the test results, it was found that most TRM specimens using developed anchorage methods exhibited ductile behavior. Moreover, the use of the developed anchorage methods could increase the cracking strength and peak strength of the composite specimens up to 66.1 and 97.9%, respectively. The failure mode of the test specimens was governed by a partial rupture of carbon fibers, except for the BASE specimen and specimen reinforced with steel rebars. Finally, the tensile stress–strain relationship of TRM speci-mens was idealized as bilinear stress–strain response curves following the guidance specified in ACI 549.4R-13.