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Experimental investigation and prediction of long-term behavior of textile reinforced concrete for strengthening



Title: Experimental investigation and prediction of long-term behavior of textile
reinforced concrete for strengthening
Author(s): S. Freitag, M. Beer, F. Jesse, S. Weiland
Paper category : conference
Book title: ICTRC'2006 - 1st International RILEM Conference on Textile Reinforced Concrete
Editor(s): J. Hegger, W. Brameshuber and N. Will
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-97-7
e-ISBN: 2351580087
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2006
Pages: 121 - 130
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 4
Language: English


Abstract: Textile reinforced concrete (TRC) represents a proper material for retrofitting and strengthening of aged or damaged reinforced concrete structures. The practical application of TRC strengthening presupposes a numerical prediction of the improved structural behavior including the material behavior of the TRC strengthening layer. Data and numerical models for predicting the long-term behavior of TRC, however, are not available to a sufficient amount and reliability. Long-term tests with small TRC specimens under uniaxial tension were investigated under sustained loading for up to six months. The test results provide some insight into long-term performance of TRC. But experiments covering time periods with relevance to structural life-time, however, are not realizable. That is, a numerical prognosis method is required to infer long-term behavior based on the experiments. In view of the complexity of the problem and still unavailable physical models, a model-free prognosis strategy on the basis of neural network techniques incorporating experiences from stochastic process simulation is pursued.


Online publication: 2006-06-02
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2351580087.012