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Textile reinforced slabs and prefabricated double walls



Title: Textile reinforced slabs and prefabricated double walls
Author(s): K. Holschemacher, Y. Klug, S. Kobisch, D. Weiße, H. Zscheile
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: 319 - 330
Total Pages: 12
Nb references: 7
Language: English


Abstract: High demands on construction and design are leading to new ranges of application for textile reinforcement. An innovative evolution is the reinforcement of slabs and prefabricated double walls with textile fabrics and glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars. Because the textile reinforcement does not require concrete cover to protect against corrosion slender structures with a low self-weight can be realised. Particularly when reconstructing existing buildings where boarding on timber beam ceilings and floor coverings have to be replaced at low costs and in a lightweight and space-saving way, textile reinforced slabs with a thickness of 30 mm to 40 mm are a real alternative. By using self-compacting concrete the slabs can be produced very economically, and the application of self-compacting lightweight aggregate concrete offers a reduction of the self-weight of the slab. The results of the performed research programs also show that double walls as a standard prefabricated concrete product can be produced with textile reinforcement. For this application a shell thickness of only 40 mm was necessary, which means lower cost for transport and cranage because of the significant lower self-weight in comparison to conventional reinforced wall elements.


Online publication: 2006-06-02
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2351580087.031