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CLASSIFICATION OF APPROACHES TO DIMENSIONING AND ASSESSMENT OF LIGHTWEIGHT TRC STRUCTURES



Author(s): Josef Hegger, Norbert Will, Rostislav Chudoba, Alexander Scholzen
Book Title: FERRO-11 – 11th International Symposium on Ferrocement and 3rd ICTRC - International Conference on Textile Reinforced Concrete
Editor: Wolfgang Brameshuber
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-152-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-153-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 45-50
Total Pages: 6
Language: English


Abstract: Textile reinforced concrete (TRC) has a high potential for lightweight, load-bearing con-crete structures as demonstrated by recent applications including large-scale ventilated fa-çade systems, pedestrian bridges, self-supporting sandwich panels and shells structures. The available types of textiles exhibit a wide range of mechanical properties depending on the fiber material, the roving size and binding type. This range of properties is even broader for epoxy- or polymer-impregnated yarns. As a consequence, specific mechanical behavior of TRC structures reinforced with impregnated and non-impregnated fabrics call for dif-ferent approaches to dimensioning and ULS assessment. Besides the mechanical character-istics, also technological properties of a particular type of fabrics (e.g. form stability) need to be considered in view of the feasibility of the manufacturing process (e.g. casting, spray-ing, and lamination). The present paper gives a brief summary of the major issues to be con-sidered in approaches to design and construction of TRC structures.


Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00