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Author(s): Dorothea Saenger, Wolfgang Brameshuber
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: 511-522
Total Pages: 12
Language: English

Abstract: The idea of strengthening masonry constructions with textiles emanates from the same principle as textile reinforced concrete. The low tensile strength of masonry is to be in-creased by the use of textiles taking advantage of the benefits of this relatively new reinforcement material compared to steel. Textile reinforcement can be bonded externally in mortar-based systems of new or existing masonry building components. Particularly for strengthening new masonry constructions textiles can be also embedded even in thin-layer mortar bed joints. Masonry strengthening using textiles can only be ensured if the bond performance between textile and mortar as well as between mortar and masonry unit is high enough to transmit the tension forces acting on masonry. This can be achieved by selecting compatible textiles to mortar and masonry unit, which – when applied in/on masonry –lead to an improvement of their mechanical properties. Therefore, the first milestone of a recent research project is to find suitable textiles for use in masonry for both application methods. With the help of an adapted uniaxial tensile test method originally developed for textile reinforced concrete, the increase of the tensile strength of textile reinforced mortar specimens can be examined. This paper presents the test method and first results of ongoing tests.

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

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