Microstructure Related Durability Properties of Textile Reinforced Concrete

Author(s): Viktor Mechtcherine
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: 3rd International RILEM Conference on Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites
Editor(s): Changwen Miao, Wei Sun, Jiaping Liu, Huisu Chen, Guang Ye and Klaas van Breugel
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-188-9
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-189-6
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 80-88
Total Pages : 9
Language : English

Abstract: Textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) has great potential for application in structures exposed to severe mechanical or environmental loading. This article presents an overview of the rand its components. Current knowledge indicates that TRC can exhibit over the long term high mechanical performance and favourable transport properties when cracked. While the superior resistance of TRC to aggressive environments is to be expected when compared to ordinary concrete, there is little information available on the effects of aggressive environments on the mechanical properties of the material. Since TRC is still a relatively new material, there is no information available on its long-term performance in the field. To be able to utilise the superior qualities of TRC fully, it will be necessary to develop a realistic and reliable performance-based durability design concept for structures made of or strengthened by TRC.

Online publication : 2016
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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